Friday, May 15, 2009

One Second

That's all it takes for your life to be changed. To be taken from here into eternity.


In one second ...

a woman became a widow and single mom,

two sons & a daughter became fatherless, 

hopes and dreams were shattered,

a godly man is gone.

That's all it takes ... one second ... from this life to the next. Be ready.

Not only our church, but our community, lost a great man yesterday.

We are sad. Mourning. Praying for his wife and three children.

Bryan Martin ... I just spoke with you in the hall at church this weekend. There you were with a smile on your face, as always. To think, I won't see you again this weekend is beyond belief. You encouraged me to sing, even when I wasn't singing or didn't want to. Your kind words meant a lot. You will be greatly missed.

This video shows Bryan singing in his family's accordion shop. As you can see, he was one-of-a- kind and never met a stranger.

Please pray for the Martin family during their time of grief and mourning.

And please make sure to make every second of this life count before your last second is up.

17 Comments:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, so sorry for your loss. God bless the Martins today. Losing friends at my age is making waking up to the saying that today is a gift. It might be cliche, but it's significantly true.

Charlie Hunt said...

Thanks for the post and the video......I will miss Bryan,I don't think I ever saw him not smiling.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

So, so sorry. Praying for his family and friends left behind.

thedomesticfringe said...

I'm very sorry. Praying for those he left behind.
-FringeGirl

RachelQ said...

He was an awesome man... always smiling and encouraging, my heart hurts for his family.....Please give Arline my love

The Hat Chick said...

How tragic! I will be praying for his family and for you.

sara said...

praying for this family. So sorry to hear.

Lois Lane II said...

It is so sad and so crazy how your life can change in an instant. I'll be praying for his family. I can't imagine the pain they are going through.

H-Mama said...

so, so sorry to hear this. praying...

Tammy said...

Joining you in prayer for your friend's family!

Life is like a vapor!

"Rachel" said...

Oh my goodness, saying prayers for this family today!

Lindsay said...

wow. praying for that family.

you are so {right one} about making every second count and as I watched the season finale of Grey's early this morning {thanks to DVR} ... I was thinking those very same thoughts.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Gave me chills. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I can't imagine what his family must be facing...

Praying.

Steph said...

Charlie and I were in complete shock when we got the news. Bryan was an amazing person and was never without a great big smile on his face. Arlene and the kids are in our hearts and prayers.

Debra said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and I can't even imagine, what his family is going through, right now. Such a tragedy! I loved the video....he seemed so happy and I could tell, he was in his element and loved what he was doing.

The music brought back memories of my cajun grandaddy. He would have loved Bryan's music!

I just prayed for the family and for everyone that loved him.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Praying for this dear family.....and rejoicing that Bryan is with Jesus today.

tiffany said...

No words are right but know that prayers are being said for all. Grief and loss are such hard things to handle, big hugs to you.