To Live Life And Leave A Legacy
Life is a tapestry of happenings and being aware how events inter link adds perspective to what we experience.
When tragedy strikes it hits us in the gut, in the heart and mind.
I have been processing the tragic death of Roy and Heather Bennett, who were killed in a helicopter crash in New Mexico, far from everything they cherished.
It is a consolation that they have left a fine example of how to live life and leave a legacy.
When Life Throws A Curved Ball
The sequence of events is another tapestry woven in my life experiences.
I sat at my desk to process the tragic news, my gratitude note book was open in front of me and I wrote:-
Happy memories flooded my mind and I started to giggle - playing cricket under a Baobab tree using cream of tar tars as balls. (It is the fruit of the Baobab tree). I had wonderful memories to lift the sadness.
We are given a book a month to read. I am truly grateful to Coach Bo for the book for February, it is more a booklet, a quick read and intensely thought-provoking -
Go To The Grave On Empty by Josh Bowen.
Somehow the book was a consolation. I read it and a day later we attended Roy and Heather's memorial service.
The speeches were long, honouring this couple who led a spectacularly interesting life. The person who led the memorial service made a statement that impacted me:-
He said that Roy and Heather's life story needs to be written up in our history books for our children to learn what they did, what they stood up for and lost, how they left what was precious to them and started rebuilding another enormous project, once again incorporating the surrounding community.
Roy and Heather died on another venture together.
What an amazing, incredible legacy they have left behind.