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Late Night Visitor – Missing Someone I Never Met


I get to know people more by observing them because I believe their actions speak louder than words. When all someone has are words, then the consistency of the words speak to their character.

In the 10+ years I have been blogging, I realized early on that there is a blogging etiquette. One doesn’t write a blog, hit send and go on with their day. No, they search out topics of interest and find other bloggers that inspire them and subscribe to their site so they can keep up with the postings and comment on the writing.

Early on, I was impressed with a group of bloggers who were taking a “Post a Day Challenge”. I was too far into the year to begin the year-long challenge so I read and subscribed to some Christian bloggers that touched my heart-center with their words.

Butch Dean, Wordsmith’s Desk, is one such blogger that hit my sweet spot talking about the love of the Lord and many well-written stories of his past. His wife, Bonnie, also blogs and her site is called Memory Bears by Bonnie. When Butch hit send, Bonnie was right after him and their blogs showed up in succession in my inbox.

A post from Butch came on Thursday, October 22, 2020 and strangely one from Bonnie did not follow in my inbox. When I read the post titled, I’ve Changed My Address, it made me cry. Butch had his son send out his very last post that was beautifully and creatively written. He let his readers know that he is now face-to-face with the God he so lovingly had been writing about.

I get to know people more by observing them because I believe their actions speak louder than words. When all someone has are words, then the consistency of the words speak to their character.

Godspeed Butch. May the peace of God fill the hearts of Bonnie and all who loved Butch.

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3 thoughts on “Late Night Visitor – Missing Someone I Never Met

  1. Years ago I did a road trip to meet Butch and Bonnie after I learned they were in not too far away in Indiana. It was a sweet afternoon hearing more of their story. So glad I got to meet you too! A great honor for us all to know him!

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  2. Well it’s been a week now and still hasn’t hit home that this is for keeps . In the last eleven years have made close to 500 bears, talked to each of the families plus working days… thought I would have (IT) together . Butch wrote his obituary more than two years ago. One day at a time.

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    • Bonnie, my heart hurts for you for the sting of death is real. However, knowing the love Butch had for the Lord gives confidence that he is in eternal glory, whole and free of any pain. It is okay to not have it together when your heart is broken. Take one day at a time, one hour or even one minute at a time if you need. Know that God holds you close and never lets go. ❤️

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