Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Grateful Heart

Most of you out in blogland did not know my friend, Robert Bueck. You are the unfortunate ones. Robert died tragically in a scooter/automobile accident on Friday afternoon, and today his friends and family are gathering to celebrate his life.

When the initial idea of starting a kit club was being tossed about, Robert jumped in and set up my website. He helped me do all the business things I needed to do--and I was clueless. He got sucked into helping me because his wife is one of my dearest friends, and he wanted to help. He did for me what he has done for countless people--and never asked for anything in return. Any time I had a problem with the computer or the website, he was a phone call away. Wednesday evening's phone conversation with him consisted of trouble shooting and dinner plans with our spouses this weekend to celebrate his and Jen's wedding anniversary together. It was beautiful.

I will be forever grateful for him on a personal level, but also on a professional one. I could not--and I would not--be here with this company without him and everything he did for me. The outpouring of love for him and his family is proof of the way in which he led his life. I am honored to have known him.

The service today will be enhanced with the most amazing pictures of Robert and his family. His wife Jennifer and I met through this wonderful hobby, and we share a love of photography. The photographs she took of their family will surround and comfort us all today. Their two children will cherish those memories and pictures, and for that I am grateful.

Godspeed, my friend.



In light of the situation, my family and I will be in attendance today, so the November kits will not be posted fully until tomorrow. The subscriber emails have been sent out, so I will invoice customers as soon as I can. Please accept my apologies--I hope you understand. Thanks so much.


21 comments:

LisaNRoxy said...

Trish, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Robert's family. He sounds like an incredible individual. I am so sorry for this tragedy.

Valerie said...

The Bueck family is a rare find, indeed. All of us have suffered such a great loss. Yet, you do feel blessed just knowing someone like this...even if the time is so limited.

Love you, Trish .....and love you too, Jen!

Haberdawoman said...

It sounds like he was such a great man. My prayers are with his family.

Sandy said...

Oh, Trish, I am so sorry for you, all his friends, and his family. I heard about this on the news, just devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Laina Lamb said...

thinking of Jen and her family today.

Jewel said...

Trish, so sorry to hear about your friend Robert. I will be keeping you and his family in my prayers.

Damaris said...

I'm sorry my friend. Sending you tons of hugs and keeping you and Jen in my prayers.
Me

pickmepam said...

keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Janelle said...

trish i am so sorry for such a tragic loss. he sounded like one amazing man--prayers for all who are affected.

borcherding said...

((HUGS)) to you Trish. How lucky you are to have known such a kind soul. peace and blessings...

Midnite Scrapper said...

So sorry to hear this. What a tragedy. He sounds like a wonderful man and will surely be missed. Prayers for you all.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

It's just not right! So sad... thinking of you all today.

Tara said...

My sympathies to both your family and your friend's family. Men like that are few are far between are leave such a gaping hole when they leave us. Hope that you are all able to share those wonderful memories when you are together today and for many years to come.

Nikki Love said...

you and Robert's family are in my thoughts and prayers. How lucky you are to have had a friend like him.

jamie said...

Your words and memories are beautiful, Trish. I pray today is a wonderful celebration of his life and that all will be able to walk through the day with peace.
So sorry for your loss.
Jamie

Paula Clare said...

Yesterday was the anniversary of the loss of my dearest friend a year ago...

I cannot know what you are going through, but I can continue to hold you and Robert's family in my prayers. When friends pass it tends to leave a terrible hole in our lives...I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers...

Peace and comfort be yours this day...

Colleen said...

love you girl, you know that. hugs to you and your family. great big ones that are so tight you can't breathe.

i was so sorry to hear of your loss and of jen's loss. i don't know her, but something like this happening to a family is just heartbreaking. i will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Gina said...

Oh Trish, I am so very sorry. How very tragic that such a good man was taken so soon. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you strength.

Georgia said...

Trish, houghts and prayers are with you and Robert's family during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for your loss. May God bless his famiily and friends in this great time of need. God Bless.

Debbie Hodge said...

Oh, Trish, I am so sorry and so glad you had a friend like this who supported your dream.