I logged on to our library’s website today and put two books on hold. Westerns. Not my usual read. Why? In honor of a kind man and author, Stephen Bly, who passed away this week while battling cancer.
I’d only interacted with him occasionally, and always online. He and his wonderful wife Janet Chester Bly were always so gracious, and kind.
The e-loops I belong to, the Facebook pages, are all burning up with expressions of love and mourning for this great man. No matter what we're called to do, that’s the kind of legacy we want to leave behind—a legacy that goes beyond our calling to the type of person we are were.
See you on the other side, Stephen. You are missed.