In May a dear friend of ours lost his battle with cancer. He was only 59 years old. For many years he and his wife Kim were our next-door neighbors. We were so close that we even cut an opening in our fence and put in a gate! We shared life together. I still find it amusing that my conservative, play-it-safe husband had such a kinship with Harrison. Harrison was a free spirit, an amazing artist and a lover of life. A couple years ago Kim and Harrison moved out of town and we rarely saw each other. Life has a way of taking over without even realizing it! In April, when we found out he had cancer we immediately went up to see them. He was already bed-bound, but smiling and upbeat. That's quintessential Harrison. He never had a bad day. We talked. We prayed. I was so happy to find out that Harrison had accepted Jesus into his life a couple years prior and was beginning to find the peace that comes only to those who walk with the Lord. I believe it was most evident in his final weeks.
A couple weeks ago, Kim was interviewed by a gentleman who started the Inspired Emotion website and movement. He was inspired by Harrison's joy-filled life, no matter the circumstances, and wanted others to hear about it too. Check out this video and be inspired!