I admired Glen for many reasons. Most notably for the way he treated my daughter Sandra. He was always respectful, thoughtful and, above all, caring. It’s never easy stepping into a marriage and becoming an instant father, as Glen did with Alana. He immediately stepped up to the challenge and responsibility with his usual sense of commitment. Sure, Sandra had to guide him along some, but she already had parenting skills where Glen had to hit the ground running. He was as devoted to Alana’s well-being as he was to Sandra’s and I loved him all the more for this. When Cameron came along, Glen was the proudest papa you could imagine. As much as he loved Alana, he was thrilled to have a boy who he could one day throw a football with and indoctrinate into the UGA spirit. He was a wonderful father with a great sense of family. He comes from a wonderful family, so it’s no surprise, but he included our family just as they were his own. He treated my mom and dad, my siblings and every other member of my family just as he would treat his own family and they loved him for that.
I was also struck by how many friends he and Sandra had. Glen didn’t just have friends though, he had great friends. We liked everyone we had ever met. They also seemed to be caring, respectful and thoughtful people. This was no accident as he and Sandra both chose their friends carefully. I had no idea just how many friends they had until this tragedy. To think that this blog has been visited over 70,000 times tells how many people cared about them.
For those of you who admired Glen and wanted to be more like him…you don’t have to stop. He set the bar pretty high for the way anyone should live their life and we can all aspire to be more like him.
There is a hole in my heart and my life that will always be Glen and I miss him terribly.