Sometimes, I wish I could hit a rewind button and get a do over. The past two weeks have definitely been do over weeks. April 10, I lost a dear friend. Many tears have been shed over his passing by family and many, many friends. While the family tries to hold onto the fact that he's with our Savior and they will see him again, losing a husband and dad is very hard. He left behind scores of people who remember his Christian example. He used to tell his real estate clients that he put in their contract that they had to visit his church after buying their house:) They laughed, and many did visit our church. His smile was contagious, and you couldn't help but smile when he was around. As I've watched his family cope, I've asked the same questions that they have. Why him? Why now? I don't know or understand why this happened, I do know that God has used his death to bring more souls to Him. At his funeral, over 25 people trusted Christ as their Savior. And while we still mourn his death, we can rejoice in those who will one day be in Heaven with Gary.
We miss you Gary Silva!! Every time I go to church, I still expect to see you there. I miss your fist bump while I'm playing the piano during hand shaking time. I'll see you again.