By Tami Jackson
Every day we turn on the news, or go online to our bookmarked sites, and learn of the latest political tussle, the current Mid-East violence.
But every once in a blue moon a story breaks through the muck and noise of politics and earthly melodramas, and touches our hearts with the stuff of eternity.
Nick Magnotti is one such story.
Nick courageously and graciously battled Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix with Signet Ring Cell, Poorly Differentiated, Stage 4, for 2 years.
Watch his video:
Nick went home to be with Jesus on January 7th, 2014.
Holding his little baby daughter, Austyn, Nick relates:
“She is my little bundle of joy. I love her so much. And this is another reason why we’re doing this video, because I want her to know that her daddy loved the Lord. and that her daddy wants to tell people so that she will have the same heart.”
Wife Alyssa writes at TeamMagnotti.org describes:
Nick left behind an amazing legacy that has spread far and wide around this country and this world; reaching the minds and hearts of thousands.
A week before he went home to be with Jesus, he was able to tell each of his family members that he was ready to go. That he was excited to see the place that had been prepared for him and that we shouldn’t be sad for him because he would be fine.
Nick went to be with Jesus on Tuesday January 7th, 2014. He passed peacefully at home at 4:50am with his wife and father holding his hands.
Anyone who knew Nick will remember him for his infectious smile, generous heart, loving compassion and sound belief in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I plan to continue to update this blog as I work through the loss of my husband and best friend. God’s got this and me and my little girl are in good hands…
As someone who lost their mom to cancer (Mom had just been 53 for 10 days), Nick’s video touched me immeasurably.
I invite you to join me, when time allows, to say a prayer for Alyssa and baby Austyn. For though it’s just “Good-bye for now,” the overwhelming ache of loss takes time to subside.
As for Nick? He fought the good fight and is whole and healed and home with his Saviour.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.
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