If you read my daughter's blog you know that we have lost a wonderful man from our lives. Most significantly he is missing from the lives of his three sons and his beautiful and talented wife. As well, by one degree of separation, a 3-month old baby left his family behind yesterday without warning or understanding. Death is a gentle and sometimes harsh tap on the shoulder reminding us to savor each minute, each moment of joy with our families and friends. It is a reminder not to fumble through life without paying attention. This morning as I was rushing to leave my house for campus I stopped and noticed a beautiful morning. I was thankful that I could see so much of this incredible world from my own front door. I know that there are millions and millions of people who will never see the sight of these magnificent cedars that grow on our property. I looked up and around and I remembered a life that has left us but leaves a trail of love and family behind as he moves on into the next space. I hope you can view the video and that you take a moment to sigh and be thankful for a moment in your life. Yes, I know I shot it sideways but who knows from what angle someone might be looking down upon us?