But as he tried to push the heavy vehicle on to the verge of the dual carriageway, he was hit by a passing car. After being taken to hospital, he died.
His wife knew their position on the busy road would have caused a horrendous smash. He had pushed them to a safe well-lit area so it would not cause a pile-up. "He was selfless and he did everything a dad should do, and he knew that." His mother told of his sense of humor and generosity to those in need and how he would help older people without charging for his services. "He was completely dedicated to all of the family and would do everything he could for the girls.”
The family will always remember the recent holiday in Mexico with their beloved father.
Not that we should anticipate death, but rather, we should make good memories for those we love. The funny thing is: my thoughts center on the best in every loved-one of mine who has died, despite their shortcomings.
Some people refuse to think of the word death. But you and I know there is nothing surer. When our bodies die, I like to think our spirit moves on to another realm.
We are not all born equal. I believe that's because we are each at a different stage of our soul's growth. Knowing that, we can allow each other the time needed to learn. Not all of us will be hero's like the father in the news item. But each of us can aim for the best we can be.
My husband is about to undergo treatments for cancer. At this moment, we don't know if his condition is dire or not. Knowing our shared time is shortening, the best thing for me to do is focus on each day. After all, what else do we really have?