Wednesday, January 14, 2015
A Hero Has Left Us
This man was unlike most. This Marine learned how to sew incredibly well. Why? because his new best friend enjoyed sewing. He did all the laundry for over 20 years. Why? Because his new best friend didn't like laundry. (and his jr high daughter turned all his white underwear pink) just saying! Over the years a friendship was forged and nothing could keep it from growing. Health took it's bite. People with unwanted opinions made their remarks. Finances took a tole. But in the end the two stood together. They traveled, enjoyed deep conversations (the kind that some people only dream of or see on tv), they followed their aspirations, they took care of one another....in health and sickness, until death did it's part.
To explain the impact of his absence is......................not really possible. Flowers have petals, sunshine has warmth, a rainbow has color, music has rhythm, and we had John Koprowski. His principals, his example of love, his laugh, and his thoughtfulness will forever be in our hearts. We wanted more time...more Pappa. Don't we always want more of something that is wonderful? But everything has it's limits. Death is no stranger to humans but it is shocking. Cherish what you have. Hug those you love and tell them with your words. Today could be your last moment with them. John knew how we felt bout him. That, I am thankful for!