Today marks the 2 year anniversary of the death of a dear friend of mine, Taylor Frink. It’s still hard to believe he’s gone, much less that it’s been two years.
Taylor was a towering 6’3″ and was in all rights one of the biggest guys I knew. He knew how to be intimidating, and could make one of the meanest faces I’ve ever seen…. He was also the biggest teddy-bear and gave the best hugs known to man.
He was one of those people you could always call and he would answer. He was reliable, and you could always depend on him when you needed him. He was loved by all who knew him, he loved in return, and most importantly, he loved Jesus. Then two years ago today, his life suddenly came to an end.
I still remember waking up that morning. It started out like any other, but this time, I could tell that something was different. I wasn’t sure what, but I knew something big had changed. Little did I know this change was one that would impact my life and so many others the way it did.
When my mom came down the stairs in tears, that that confirmed what I had been feeling all morning. She told me that Taylor was in a wreck and had died. I sat there in complete shock in my living room, unable to truly believe this was happening. Someone so close to me and my friends had suddenly been taken away from us.
Today, I am reminded of how truly precious life is. Taylor managed to touch so many lives, and his life was cut short. If he was able to impact so many, how many could we impact with our full lives?
It’s true, we don’t know when our last day is going to be. We aren’t even promised our next breath! That is why we must live with the mindset of changing lives for the better, even if that may be a few people.
I don’t know why Taylor had to leave, and the affect of his loss is still felt by us all. But I know that he is in a much better place, now. That is the most important thing to remember in times like this. He is no longer with us, but he is now living a life that we can only dream of. He is walking with Jesus. and he is most likely keeping an eye out on all of us down here who knew him, because that’s who he was.
With that being said, lets not live our lives in vain. Let’s make every last moment count. Change someone’s life for good.
I dare you to move.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” — John 15:13