I am back in Vock Canyon after returning from a trip to Tennessee where I attended the funeral of Carolyn, my former wife. She had been battling cancer for the past few years and finally passed in the early morning hours on February 1, 2014.
Many people were at the funeral and/or the visitation on the previous day. Carolyn was well-liked by her co-workers and people in the community. Most people that met Carolyn could not help but like her; many people who came to know Carolyn also came to love her. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. Very rarely did I ever hear her speak negatively of another person. She always looked for the best in people.
My family thought the world of Carolyn, especially my mom and sister.
Carolyn was always ready to help other people when the occasion arose. When our son Brian was a senior in high school, the parents of one of his friends had decided to move away from Franklin to find other employment. This meant that Brian's friend would have to attend another high school for graduation. Carolyn suggested that he stay with us the last few months of high school and graduate with his friends and that is what he did. He served as one of the pall-bearers at Carolyn's funeral.
Knowing Carolyn made me a better person. She also taught me to be a more loving father. As Carolyn looks down upon us, I hope she is not disappointed in me as a man and as a father.
My friend Carolyn Hirschi - A Life Well-Lived.