Seven years ago today, my Uncle Gary passed away unexpectedly. In past years on this day, I’ve shared stories from his life and pictures from his life as a priest, a clown, and, of course, the uncle who always fell asleep at birthday parties.
But this year, I just want to share a song that always makes me think of him. He played this song during one of his homilies on Christmas Eve. Years later, the song became a source of comfort for me — a reminder of his smiling eyes, generous heart, and the best message he ever passed along: “What are you doing with the one life God gave you?”
And the second best message, too, in true Bagley style: “Those who keep a neat desk never know the joy of finding something they thought was lost forever.”
We miss you, and your messy desk.