Grant Hulse

   Last week, my friend and neighbor Grant Hulse passed away. Grant and his wife Marsha live in the same cul-de-sac and have been our neighbors since we moved here in 1990. They are the best neighbors and friends anyone could ask for.

   Grant had not been feeling well, and his health had been going downhill over the last few months. They had taken him to the hospital on Sunday, and he suffered some complications which sent him to the ICU. He passed away on Monday, September 4th.

   The funeral was held on Friday, September 8th at the Ammon Cemetery. Grant was in the United States Air Force and the Honor Guard were there to pay tribute to his service. It was a very nice service, and my heart goes out to Marsha and the family.

   I wanted to write about how this event moved me. When the Honor Guard paid tribute to Grant, and gave Marsha the flag, it made me think of my Dad, and all the other brave men and women who served our country. It reminded me to always try and thank the soldiers who are still here while they can hear it.

   While I was standing in the cemetery, I looked out at all the headstones. It was overwhelming to see so many people that had been buried there and gave me a feeling of sadness for the people who lost someone. But as I looked at the clear blue sky, a feeling of warmth and peace came over me. These aren’t people who are lost, they are all angels watching over us. It was comforting to think of it with that perspective. They have simply embarked on their next chapter, and are always there for us when we need them. I know Grant will be there to help Marsha, the same way Shannon is always there to help me.

   This has been another reminder to me how short our life on this earth is, and how important it is to make sure I appreciate all the blessings and good fortunes I have. I want everyone reading this to know how much I appreciate your support. I want my family to know how grateful I am, and how proud Shannon and I are of everything they do.

   Most of all, I am grateful for the plan of salvation and the knowledge that I will be with my Angel Shannon again. I will always LOVE AND MISS YOU sweetheart.