Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jason Callahan

Jason had his funeral saturday. I am glad I was able to attend. It was a beautiful funeral and I walked away wishing I'd worked a little harder at getting to know him. His interests were similar to ours. hiking, camping, climbing, snowboarding, music, humor, etc. He served his mission in Argentina, near where I served, so I imagine we had a lot of similar experiences. He lived a good life, I am honored to be his relative. I feel like he went because he had a greater work on the other side, and that is comforting. He was 23. I guess I had met him...when he was under 6. I really regret I didn't try to keep in better touch. Life is so busy. There are so many choices that bombard us everyday...of ways we can spend our days. I think this year, reunions and spending time with family have taken on a whole new meaning. I want to make the best of it all. I have a tendency to be shy, and even though I resolved to do better, I still was too chicken to approach his brothers and tell them how impressed I was by their contributions in honoring their brother, so I do have work to do! something so simple can feel so overwelming to me! silly.

more later on my trip.

3 comments:

CTR2002 said...

you're not silly, you're great.

how about writing them a letter to let them know how you felt about their contributions? just an idea...

Verlee said...

yeah, that is my plan. the chicken way of doing things. the funny thing, is I opened an email today that included something about how a written compliment is good, but a face to face one is better! just reminded me again how loser I can be! ;). thanks rach.

Dan and Lacy King said...

Oh my goodness, I am totally bawling! Life is so precious! I think on the Warthen side we have been so blessed with health and I am so grateful for that. Verlee you are not a loser and I am so grateful you shared this experience.