Tim Russert died today. Our home is changed forevermore.
That may sound silly to some of you. However, Steve and I are both news junkies. Steve is a political freak and watches all the political shows every Sunday morning. Tim Russert was on tv in our house several hours of the week, every week. Since it is an election year, Tim was on more often. He was so excited a week ago with political history.
Several months ago he moved me to tears, with his thrill in getting to see the pope and sharing that experience with the world. I am not Catholic, but could see how important it was to him, how moved he was, how gratified and deeply inspired he was.
We will miss Tim. We are both a little shocked at the moment. While we are just his fans….we cared about him. We believed him, trusted his information and integrity. We are saddened. He changed us in life. His death has changed us again.