"How Lucky I am to have Known Someone Who Makes it so Hard to Say Goodbye"
I cannot even imagine how difficult it must have been and continue to be for his family and close friends. I want to thank all of you for your support for Scott and his family over the past few weeks. Trying to put into words how difficult it was to say goodbye to Scott this past weekend would not be fair or right of me to do, but it is important for us to remember what Scott gave us.
I don’t know a lot about Scott. I don’t know a great deal about how he grew up. I don’t know the people in his personal life very well. I suppose you could say that I did not learn a lot about Scott, and that is my loss; however, I can say I learned a lot from Scott. I know how he made others feel. I know what a loss this was for our community. I know that every time I spoke with him, I walked away and thought, “He is a great guy.”
When someone you know passes away, you do your best to try to keep the positive memories of that person alive. It also causes you to stop and reflect about those positive memories. That is easy with Scott. Only positive things can be said about his character. He was truly a great guy. “Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece- by thought, courage and determination,”- John Luther.
Scott was a great guy who walked among us every day. His smile was easy to take for granted, and it isn’t until a time like this that we realize what he has given us. Scott was taken from the world too soon, but we can all still learn from him. We can learn from how he made us feel, and do our best to make others feel the same. Rest in Peace, Scott.