I recently learned a young friend has died at the age of 34 in a tragic car accident while on the OTHER SIDE OF THE POND. I'm deeply saddened by and I'm struggling with the news. It can't be. ReggieT. or Brotha Green Eyes as he was known was so vibrant, young, fun, mischevious and full of life. At least that's how he came across online.
You see, in my mind and heart ReggieT. and I were friends even though I really didn't know him. He was an online personality that I never even met in the physical sense -- I knew him only through blogging, emails and online chats. Although it's funny -- while we never met, he probably doesn't even realize that in the brief few months we knew each other, he provided me with more comfort, laughter and joy than he'll ever know.
Despite the masks he wore, I suspect Reggie was more gentle and sensitive than he ever let on to the rest of the world. He loved his mother and younger brothers with his whole heart, he looked up to and respected his boss and he cared for and watched out for his co-workers and friends.
Life is truly short and we never know when God is going to call us home, so until the call comes -- we should live life to the fullest -- that's a philosophy ReggieT. seemed to wholeheartedly embrace -- ENJOY LIFE! And as difficult as the news of his death is, at least I find comfort in the fact that ReggieT. ENJOYED LIFE and left this Earth doing what he absoulutely loved --traveling and practing THE LAW!
In HIS OWN WORDS, he was 'str8up-no game' and nothing could speak more clearly of who he was than his own online post of June 27th. Today, I began and will end the day with a prayer in honor of you, ReggieT. May you rest in peace...I know you're truly headed to a better place...your spirit will live on forever in my heart and many others! GOD BLESS....
Begin and end with a prayer
It's another day in Manchester, UK but one I truly welcome. Who can complain when you have a great job doing what you like, Law. A great boss and a team of peers to work with. You get to travel to foreign worlds, meet a diverse group of people from all walks of life, and the money is spendable where ever you go. I'm truly thankful for this opportunity of a lifetime working with my own and for the opposite of those who oppose us by the color of our skin right there in our own homeland, yes I'm talking about the US of A. But when you come overseas, you're treated with the utmost respect by man and woman. Oh I'm a bit sentimental this afternoon, you know why? We started the day off with a prayer. Now, how many people you know pray out loud on the job? We did this morning. Thanks to my boss, I'm sure you all know of him by now and Ms. Carolynn our team secretary who lead us in our morning prayer. Its amazing how prayer can change your mood and make you feel good once you let it all go. I've never been a praying man around others but as I was told this morning, there's no shame in what God can do. Before our day ends, another prayer to carry us through the night.I love this job for I am truly blessed.