A Night I’ll Never Forget…

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It was a night I had anticipated for years.  

I had missed my first chance to see them because we were out of town for their inaugural concert at Orlando’s brand new Amway Center. The Eagles were coming to town for a second time, and.I.couldn’t.wait!

Tom bought us tickets as well as one for our daughter. He said he wanted to treat the two ladies in his life. 🙂 The night didn’t disappoint–it was full of great music, tight harmonies and stunning lighting effects. I was taken back to my high school days with my favorite–Best Of My Love. And I absolutely loved the vocals of Take It To The Limit.

Last night as we were enjoying dinner with Tom’s Mom and Pops, when I got the sad news that the end of the Eagles era had come to an abrupt end–Glenn Frey, the Eagles lead singer and co-founder had died. What I didn’t know was his lifelong battle with a weakened immune system, intestinal problems and most recently pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and three children, ages 24 – 13. It was a sad day.

It has made me realize all the more to appreciate the time we’ve been given.

Glenn didn’t know that he would never make it to another concert. His last performance was in July when he was seemingly strong and healthy. But it was his last nonetheless.

Frey will be remembered for his classic songs: Take It Easy, Tequila Sunrise and Hotel California to name a few. He was used to the spotlight, but sadly that light has been extinguished forever for this talented musician from Detroit. Yet his music will live on…

I close with a video from my senior year in high school – 1977, titled Best Of My Love. It is a sad song about the end of a relationship. Don Henley sings that he gave the best of his love and it still wasn’t enough to keep his relationship from “slipping away”. This is why we are passionate about helping marriages – we hate seeing life-long covenants “fall apart at the seams” because “you see it your way and I see it mine.” There has to be a way to fix what’s been broken, and we know of that way–it’s at the foot of the Cross. Grace heals decaying relationships, and it begins by bringing us back into relationship with the Father. If Christ can do that, then know that there is hope for your marriage.

Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife and children whose lives will  never be the same. May this be a reminder that our days are numbered on this earth. Make the most of every opportunity you have to love, bless and honor your spouse, and make sure to seek the One who holds the keys to eternity–Jesus Christ. It’s for Him and His glory alone that we live and love.


About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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