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From Sandra’s Facebook post:

on November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving – I am eternally thankful for Glen and how without trying he taught me to be a better person. He taught me to understand and relate to people, he taught me how to love unconditionally and how to laugh and enjoy life. I was never happier than when he and I were together, I have never laughed so hard as we did or loved someone so much. I didn’t have to work to love him it was effortless and a kind of joy I had never experienced before. Also we put God first in our relationship and I am positive that is why we thrived and got each other the way we did. Always and anytime he could talk about life and make the people around him feel encouraged. Being around Glen made you realize life was worth it, and that there was always good on the way if you stayed positive. And bottom line, having him around you made you feel worth it, made you enjoy where you were, that was one of his many abilities and blessings. Glen, thank you for being you and never backing down, your children have an amazing role model to remember and I will help them become like you at any chance I can. I love you and I’m sad I don’t get to share the small moments with you anymore but I am excited to teach people about you and how to love like you. You babe have made a difference in my life that I am so grateful for and not a moment will pass where I don’t think of you. Thank you for loving me and teaching me how to love. I will spend the rest of my life being more like you and raising our kids to become children of love and understanding. I am blessed and have you to thank for that. I love you. With everything I have. Thank you again for loving me.
-Sandra June Walker


12 responses to “From Sandra’s Facebook post:

  1. Dave Kagan says:

    Doug,
    There’s a profound Yiddish word for a rare individual like you. You, my friend, are a “mensch.” It is indeed an honor to know you.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensch

    Dave

    • Clare says:

      The “mensch” is in his face, his smile, his eyes. He projects, they project, happiness, contentment and hope with foundation blocks of total love and gratitude. The core of my inspiration to believe in the “Wonder Of It All”.
      .

  2. llapoh4u says:

    Sandra, you are so strong and we are all here for you and the kids! I grew up playing soccer and going to school with Glen and the world will miss his big smile. Prayers for you and your beautiful family, Charleston

  3. Sandra,

    This is Michelle’s Auntie Ann (The one with the hat at the wedding)… and I just wanted to say thank you for such a heart-warming message that you wrote today. Our family has hurt so much for you, your children and both the Walker and Meeker families, but feel blessed to have met Glen before God needed him. Please know that we are all pulling for you for a rapid recovery and hope that sweet memories can fill some of the void in your lives. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and yours, Sandra.

  4. Colleen Mundwiler says:

    Sandy,
    As I have followed the blog, I have continually thought of you and the kids and how I wish I could wrap my arms around you and tell you it will get better. But, I am many miles away. I also know that it is going to take a long time for things to get better. Please know that while we are miles apart, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept this hug from Michigan and know that you are not far from our thoughts.

    May you and the kids feel God’s healing and comforting presence.

    Much Love from,
    The Mundwiler’s

  5. Francine says:

    Sandra,

    I never got the chance to meet Glen personally, but he was close friends with my hubby Dexter. Glen & Derek were his family when he lived in Atlanta. These 3 were brothers, and I got to know Glen and about you & the kids thru facebook. Dexter has lost a brother and has been having a difficult time thru this whole ordeal. I am actually at a lost for words. I will constantly keep you, the children and your family in my prayers. I pray you have a quick recovery so you can be the strong mom that Alana and Cameron need at this time. Although we may be strangers, please if you need any thing we are here.

    God bless,

    Francine & Dexter John

  6. Hyun Soon McGee says:

    Sandra,
    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband. I never met him, but I imagine he was a great guy. It’s difficult to know what you might be feeling right now. I am thinking of you and your family. We are praying for you.
    Love,
    Hyun Soon McGee

  7. Holly miller says:

    Sandra,

    I have no doubt that you will fufill all the promises you have made to Glen regarding your children. I’m so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. You are a wonderful soul and I know that you are one of the strongest women I have met. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love,
    Holly M.(Carrie’s friend)

  8. Cheri Nix says:

    Sandra, what a great testament to the love you and Glen share!

    I will always remember the day I walked into your classroom and saw a dozen red roses sitting on your desk and said, “Sandra, someone really likes you!”. Your face lit up as you started telling me about this guy you were seeing named Glen who had attended NHS and after a few minutes, I said, “Glenroy!” and you were so surprised that I knew him. I remember telling you what an incredible family he came from, how we attended church together, how my son grew up playing soccer with Glen and Michael and that I have always admired his parents and the way they raised Glen and Michael to be such fine young men.

    Sandra, as I have gotten to know your parents over the years, I equally admire them and how they raised you to be such an incredible, strong woman.

    It was such an honor for me to attend your wedding and see these two wonderful families unite and then to watch you, Glen, Alana and Cameron grow into your own sweet family.

    All of you have been in my thoughts and prayers continuously these past few weeks. I am still so devastated by the loss of Glen and my heart just breaks for you and all the Walkers and Meekers. My prayers will continue to be with all of you and especially for your continued healing. I know you can do it – you are strongwilled and that strength will be what pulls you through!

    Please know that I check on Alana each day at school – and of course you know she is in good hands with “Ms. Patrick” all day long!

    Sandra, I love you with the love of the Lord………….please let me know if you need anything or if there is ANY way I can help.

    God loves you and so do I,
    Cheri Nix

  9. Char Firlik says:

    Sandy, What a heartfelt tribute to Glen and the love you shared. His generous spirit has become you. with great admiration and love, Jeri and Char

  10. Jennifer Sanford says:

    Sandra, I haven’t seen you since the baby shower for Cameron, but I felt compelled to send you a message after reading your post. Glen and I had spoken the week before the accident about going to lunch once he got settled into his new job because our offices were close. Your post shows that you are indeed an amazing, strong, loving woman with a strong faith in Christ. This faith, along with all the amazing friends and family you have, will get you through this. I pray every day for your continued recovery. If there is ever anything my family can do for yours, please let me know.
    Jennifer Sanford

  11. Elizabeth Diaz says:

    Sandra ,

    The minute that I first met you at Chesney I knew that you were someone Special. Every thing that you have come encounter with has been blessed and enriched because of the person that you are. My deepest Sympathies go to your family and Glens family. I remember him coming in to have lunch with Alana and to meet up with you. Sometimes it’s the small things that you remember but I do remember your glow any time he was in your presence. We miss you very much, and your family at Chesney will be their for you and your family as you allow. We love you , get well and strong. Glen may you forever rest in peace<3. The Lord has a new task for you.

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