Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Quote for Tim

I have stories to tell you about Tim's remarkable family, but I'll save those for another day. I did want to share with you that Tim was one of the friendliest and most outgoing people I've ever met, and he didn't know a stranger. He was happy to know anyone, and made everyone he did meet feel special, and all of his attention was on them.

I wanted to share this bit with you. Some of Tim's favorite quotes were put on a leaflet with photos of him from his infancy all the way to adulthood. One was "I've always been crazy, but it keeps me from going insane." Another one was the result of accomplishing another of his dreams just recently. Besides his precious new baby, Adeline and planning his wedding to his high school sweetheart, Tim got a great job recently which had them move to Atlanta. After only two months there and at their young ages, Tim and Jen recently bought their first home. I'm told they were only in it for 3 weeks before his death. He was able to have his Mom, Jeanne and his sister Becca come and visit. The quote is "I'm proud of this house I've built." You've seen my favorite quote on my sidebar forever, and in a post or two during the time I've been doing my blog. I'm putting it here again because it reminds me of Tim too. So, Tim, this is for YOU! It fits you so well!

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!”
-Jack Kerouac


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  1. Oh Sheila, I am so sorry to hear this news. I'm glad we're taking a "class" together. Laurie

  2. please give the family my deepest sympathies, so very tragic but GOd will fill the huge hole left behind. He did just that for a friend of mine when she lost her husband tragically whne she was pregnant with their first child.
    Her name: Jamie Mills Price- check her out. She's a painter, very successful. You'll see the beauty of a life reborn. She is a dear, will never quite get over losing Chris, but has been given the world as a lover.


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