It is with great sadness that we write to let you know that our mother Sandra McLeod Humphrey was killed Friday along with our father Brian in a house fire. I know how much she loved writing these encouraging posts each week and how much she enjoyed interacting with so many of you. Our father had the same heart. We were unsure how to let everyone know so we thought we could write her post this week in the same style she wrote each week. Here goes…
Imagine This: You are a retired couple living in Minnesota with a heart for helping kids, animals and all people. You want to inspire, guide, and help others.
Who: Brian and Sandra Humphrey
What: On a mission to help encourage and make a difference wherever they could.
When: A lifetime of selfless service.
This is the inspiring story of a special couple named Brian and Sandra Humphrey. They met in college at the University of Minnesota and married. They raised three kids and adopted a multitude of dogs, cats, turtles, hamsters and other animals. Throughout their lives they found ways to share what they had, whether it was money, time, their talents or their home. They made sure everyone felt welcome and that everyone knew they were important. It was a beautiful gift they gave to those who were around them.
Upon retiring, when most people slow down, Brian and Sandy revved it up several more notches. Now they had even more time to invest in other people. Sandra wrote books to encourage kids and teens and Brian used his business skills to help organize bigger fundraising for the needy. They jumped in wherever they could – supplying gifts to those in need, soup kitchens, driving around those who couldn’t drive themselves, teaching kids and more. People who came in contact with them, walked away feeling a little bit taller, a little more confident and with a little bigger smile on their face.
They continued their full life until the day they were taken to heaven together and even though they could no longer be physically present, they started a legacy of impacting others that will continue on through those they touched.
Thank you, Mom and Dad, for caring enough to make a difference not only for us but for others as well!
Something to Think about: How can each of us carry on this same beautiful legacy of giving and service?
From our family to yours – Remember, DARE TO DREAM BIG!!!
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.