With the move came the hard transition of becoming a part of a new church family. It is never easy being the "new guy" even in a warm environment of a church. The first time we visited the Aledo Church we were a bit late and sat towards the back next to a tall man with a kind smile. This sweet older gentleman talked to us and made us feel very welcome. He had a sincere smile and "really" talked to us and wanted to "know us". The next time we visited he made a effort to find us and again "really" talked to us. He remembered our names and smiled his kind smile at our children.
From that first visit to the Aledo Church Mr. Holley has made a huge impact on us. He has made us feel welcome and our boys feel special. We have talked on MANY occasions on the way home from church about how Mr. Holley is such a kind man and a quiet leader in the church. He is a quiet, meek, gentle man that touches you heart with his sincerity.
Today we found out that Mr. Holley had a tractor accident and passed away. My heart is heavy for the man who touched my life so greatly over such a short period of time.With the announcement came many stories from others that knew him much longer. These special stories have only confirmed what I witnessed over the last several weeks. A man who loved his God, wife,family, and those around him. His quiet actions touched many lives.
In honor of Mr. Holley I encourage you to lead a life that could touch another...beacuse it will. Live a life that speaks through your actions.
Thank you Mr. Holley for your Christian example.