My dear friend and neighbor Larae lost her best friend and husband to cancer last week.
His funeral will be tomorrow.
He was a wonderful man and mentor to so many.
He quietly went about his business doing such great things.
He was our bishop when we were new to Rexburg.
He was a lawyer and later became a judge.
He started and contributed greatly to mental health courts. He spoke all over the country about his programs here. Anywhere in the country you could say his name among the legal profession and his name would be known...for great things.
He accomplished so much in his life.
He said that all he ever wanted to be
was a cowboy.
He will be greatly missed.
He was a wonderful husband, father and friend.
My husband describes him as a
His passing leaves aching hearts.
His quiet words were profound.
Years ago when he was our bishop I remember him saying something that has stuck with me for years:
(It's the saying at the bottom of my blog, I've had it there forever.)
"Don't get caught up in the thick of thin things"
It left an impression and I've found myself thinking through many situations in life that maybe, just maybe, this is a thin thing.
Our family loves you, Brent!
We are here for you, Larae!