This afternoon, as most of you know, it was announced that journalist Tim Russert died at age 58. I never paid too much attention to Tim as he was always covering the political scope of our world and, well, politics bore me. But Tim's death has touched me today and this is why: he was seemingly untouchable. Tim Russert had reached the pinnacle of his career. He was greatly respected by his peers and feared by many that he interviewed because HE WAS THAT GOOD.
People always say that, "When it's your time, it's your time." To me that phrase is almost identical (and just as useless) as the infamous, "Because I said so." Neither one gives me any answers and, oooo, that drives me nuts! But Proverbs 3:5 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." I'm learning that sometimes I have to be satisfied with the things I do know and let go of the huge, haunting questions that will never be answered in our lifetime - the whys.
So, in closing, according to statements provided by his colleagues, this is what I do know about Tim Russert: He was a hard worker and he loved his job. He was an excellent journalist. He sought out the truth, the facts. He had a ton of friends in a dog-eat-dog career, which speaks volumes for his character. And I know that while life will go on without him, it won't be the same.
Please, say a prayer for his wife, Maureen, and his son, Luke, today.
P.S. Happy Father's Day, Daddy! I miss you!