I spent two days witnessing love and friendship poured back upon a family mourning a husband, father, son, brother, uncle.
A whole community grieved over the loss of one man, joined by family and friends who had traveled thousands of miles to pay their respects, impressing upon me visually what an amazing difference one man can make in the lives of so many by living life to the fullest, believing the impossible is do-able, and just being a friend.
(Imagine the difference in the world if we all did the same.)
Love of family, love of community, love of the life we're given - I think that's what Carl would want all of us to remember.
I won't forget.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships.
To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
In the darkest of times, laughter helps revolutionize our perspective.
~ Phil Callaway
a few of Carl's Eagle Scouts (all grown up) and fellow leaders...
[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:7-8
...especially with the support of friends. Please continue to keep Carl's family in your prayers.
The following video of the Missing Man formation was recorded by one of Carl's Eagle Scouts. The video below it features the lone bagpiper playing "Amazing Grace" on the runway...