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R.I.P. Silas

December 27th, 2014 at 10:34 pm

A few blogs back I mentioned a former student at one of my schools was sent home and in hospice. He was visited by Adam Richman as one of his last wishes. He had many wonderful things happen to him...he wanted to go on a motorcycle ride so a group arranged for someone with a side car to pick him up and lots of other riders rode alongside...he visited a local market he always wanted to shop in...Lots of people prayed, visited, and cared.

Silas lost his battle earlier this week.

His mother and family were very supportive and as upbeat about it as could be...they said he was comfortable in knowing he would be healed and in heaven. Instead of a funeral dirge, they had a celebration of Silas' life as the memorial. Strong, strong people they are. How blessed Silas was to have so many people love and care for him and celebrate his life.

Quietly Adam Richman also came to this service. That just amazes me that a celebrity can be so kind. So many times we hear stories about how self centered celebrities are and demanding. It just shows what a classy guy Mr. Richman is. He made sure the service was about Silas, not him.

Silas' passing reminds me that we need to appreciate who we have in our lives. Yes, some are blessings and some are thorns. Silas lived 16 years and everyone had wonderful things to say about him. I don't think the same would be true about me. Maybe I need to work a little harder and be a better person.

And appreciate the blessings I have.

4 Responses to “R.I.P. Silas”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I don't know who Adam Richman is -- a sports figure? Anyway, he is clearly a very classy guy and I'm glad he honored Silas in the way that he did.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm sorry you lost this person from your life, but it sounds like he made an impact on you that you will never forget.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I'm sorry. It feels to me we are losing too many people much too young. Adam Richman has a warm and caring spirit to attend services after visiting Silas.

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