Today I attended a funeral for a man I never met, and he became someone I hope to be. The church was overflowing with people wanting to share their love and respect for him. Story after story shared his love for people, and the service he gave to everyone in his life. His brothers and sister spoke of having every one of John's friends introduce themselves as his best friend. He had a way of truly listening to you and caring about what you said. He lived by the motto that people were more important than tasks to be done. So much love and laughter for a man that truly loved everyone and lived life to the fullest. It's no wonder the young men he mentored call him "brother awesome."