“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”
Yesterday I went to the Honor Guard Service for my dear husband’s Uncle Rogenald Jean Keller’s (102) Memorial Service. He was the living values of this Christmas quote all the year through… something the rest of us strive for once a year!
Such an amazing example he was for his family, inspiring all three of his daughters to be extraordinary women. Loving two wives he survived… so well. Being such an example to grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends with wise words and infinite humor that they will are forever changed for knowing him.
He cared and shared his vision of boat safety with the world. Inventing numerous patents and a prototype boat unsinkable. We all tried! The marketing will be left to those he left behind… the groundwork was forged by his hand.
Caring, giving, loving, living life to the fullest, he did it and taught us all. None of us will ever be the same for knowing him. We will all be a bit bigger, larger than our menial lives would have been without Rog. Duller, just less.
Celebrating a life was easy today. Such a full, loving life. Sorry and sad for all we will miss, but joyful for all he will add to our next home and how wonderful it will be to see him again!