Wednesday, May 21, 2008
It seems that more and more here lately, God is revealing to me how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away. My brother Brad who has the construction company in Fort Smith, had a crew working on the Fort Smith convention center this past weekend. There was nothing unusual about the task that they were doing. The building had sustained hail damage and they were hired to come fix the damage it had done to the exterior finish. Later that day he received a phone call from the police department letting him know an accident had happened. There were two guys in a basket that was attached to a forklift type of device and they were up in it working on the side of the building. Apparently, one of the guys was leaning out of the basket and did not have his safety harness on and the guy operating the lift went to move it and it moved too quickly and one of the men fell from the basket. In an instant, what was a normal ordinary day, turned into tragedy.
The man's name was Estaban and I had worked with him before opening up the dealership. He had fallen roughly 20 feet and landed on his head shattering his skull and breaking his back in 2 places. They rushed him to Sparks but he was not able to recover and no vital signs ever came back for him. They had to disconnect him from the machine that was keeping him alive Monday, May 19. 2008 at 9:20pm. He was 37 years old and a father of 4 children and was married.We wake up each morning and just assume that our day will be just like the one before. This guy was working on this day but was planning on taking his family to the Air show the next day to just enjoy the day with them. Please lift his family up in your prayers. Also please be praying for my brother in this loss also. I know Brad and him were close and there kids were similar in age. Its events like this that make you realize how precious each day and each moment is.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
This still has to be one of my favorite pictures of Denise and Brennen. Was just thinking about Mother's Day this morning and how special of a day that is. If you really think about it, we, as parents, have a very small window of time given to us to make an impact in the life of our children. Those years though, are so crucial in the development of who that child becomes and how they see the world. That responsibility to me at times can be very overwhelming and scary. Denise and I both know that his future rest in our hands and how we develop him as a young man and what values we help him to establish in his life, are based on what he learns now.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Can you ever really thank your mom for all that she has done for you over the years? They do so much for so little in return. As I think about this upcoming Mother's Day, I can't help but think about the people that I know that don't have there mother's still with them. As I watch Denise and Brennen interact with each other, there is something there that can never be replaced or duplicated by dad. The depth of there conversations, the bond that they have, and the trust in each other for safety and protection. It makes me realize why when you see star athletes interviewed on tv, you hear them say "hi mom" instead of "hi dad". O I am sure they love there dads too, but there is a certain bond that only a mom and a child can have.
I think about all the sacrifices that a mom must make for her children. And how giving they have to be and how they have to deny themselves of so much. To all the moms on this upcoming Mother's Day, thank you for being there, thank you for loving so unconditionally, thank you for being Mom. To Denise, thank you for being such an amazing mom to our son, you are molding him into a very passionate and Godly young man. And to mom, thank you so much mom for all you did and all that you continue to do for me, in prayer and in life.