I know he was your world, Donna, because your love for him showed in your face. Your smile for him, and your sparkling eyes were truly a reflection of his love for you. Together you both showed us what love, should be. Love for our spouse, family, and especially for God.
Johnny was so much more than a friend to us. Speaking for myself he was a mentor. No, he didn’t give me advice as to how to live. He didn’t give me advice on how to treat others or how to live out the love of Jesus in my daily life. But he was indeed my mentor.
He mentored me by his example. His genuine, warm and caring smile every time I saw I him, made me feel loved. His hug which always followed gave me encouragement and a feeling of peace knowing I belonged in his circle of friends. And when he had no words for us when my husband and I were going through one of the hardest times in our life, his tears of compassion gave me comfort.
I know he treated everyone the same, because I witnessed it. That is how I know that there are so many who feel the same way about Johnny as I do.
I was going to say he will leave a hole in my heart, but I can’t. He filled me with so much love and so many good memories, that even death can not take them away. They will walk with me forever on this earth, and I will take them to heaven with me where I can tell him thank you in person.
My heart hurts because I miss him so much, but it is so full of gratitude to God for letting him be a part of my life.
I pray God comforts you and your family Donna. Know we love you as well, and know that even in these hard times, as Johnny always said, “God is good.”