So it is with people. Some leave small impressions while others large.
who never knew a stranger. Everyone was his friend.
He was a disabled Vietnam veteran who loved God, family and his country. Physically Martin struggled with a bad heart and other serious health issues. Spiritually he was strong in his faith and values.
As an usher at our church Martin greeted everyone with a big smile, a twinkle in his blue eyes and for some of us... a hug!
In the brief years we knew him Martin battled death many times. He never dwelled on his infirmities...he lived each day in a state of gratitude. The smallest things became wonderful when he spoke of them. He truly had learned how to be content in whatever circumstance came his way.