Tyson Motto is on many of our hearts and minds today with the tragic news of what has happened to him but the awesome news that he beat me to the end of the journey! His friendliness, warm spirit, and sincere faith spoke volumes...he always bounded over to say hi, with a grin from ear to ear, and made sure he let you know it was good to see you and give you a hug.
Growing up, my family made trips to the Visalia, CA area often...usually long 3DayWknd trips. Tyson is 2yrs younger than my brother but they were pals and did things together, and I got to know Tyson during conversations with him on those trips. We stayed at his parents house periodically as my parents were good friends with his parents. Being very much a "girl", I didn't do much with Tyson and his brothers, but Tyson always went out of his way to include me, even if the answer was no. I haven't seen Tyson as much since I moved to Texas but when he would make trips back here, he always made a point to say hi and touch base.
Times like these help us to focus and remember what is important and you can't help but evaluate your own life. What would be said about me if I had been gone yesterday?
May the testimony of Tyson Motto's life be used to further the honor and glory of our Lord & Savior who gave his life for us. Prayers for all the Friends and Family nationwide who are grieving the loss but Thankful to know where Tyson is!
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