I Miss You Tim

Tim Russert 1950-2008

 

This is a tribute to Tim Russert, who crossed over on Friday June 13th, 2008.

 

Good Morning Tim:

 

 It’s Sunday, and I miss you already.

 

I am sorry to hear that your time was u p on Friday June 13th. 2008.

 

I am sorry that you will not be here to share Father’s Day with your father and your son.

 

I am sorry that your son will have to rely on the positive lessons that you transferred to him during the time that you’ve had together, instead of having you right by his side.

 

I am sorry that your wife will no longer have the benefit of a loving, caring, and supportive husband.

 

I am sorry that your elderly father, who means so much to you, and whom you mean so much to, will have to find a way to cope with the loss of his “Little Russ”.

 

I am sorry for the fact that many of your professional associates, who just happened to also be your good friends, will no longer have the benefit of your caring, concern, and support.

 

And it just seems so unfair that you did not get to see the outcome of an election that you were so excited and thrilled about. And, I am sorry about that.

 

And for me personally, I did not know you personally; but I feel like I did.

 

Whenever I needed to understand something about what was happening in the world of politics, and how it affected me, I knew that I could always get the answers on Sunday Morning at 11:00AM, on NBC.

 

I want to thank you for being a good example of how to rise to the top, and yet, not be out of reach of the people who loved and needed you.

 

Thank you for reminding us, that we should always remember where we came from, no matter where we may find ourselves in life.

 

Thank you for teaching me about the true nature of politics, and how the cover story is rarely the truth of the matter.

 

Thank you for teaching me to not just accept what I am told, but to dig deep, and investigate the subject at hand, in order to discern fact from fiction.

 

Thank you for showing me that there are still people in this world who care about their family members, parents, wives, kids, their communities, what is right, what is wrong, fixing it, and helping people to become the best that they can, both personally and professionally.

 

Thank you for the help that you gave to so many people regardless of their race, creed, color, or the point from which they started. If they asked, and were willing to do the necessary work, you helped them.

 

That quality is becoming a rarity in today’s world.

I am sorry that you had to go.

 

But I am grateful for the legacy that you leave behind.

 

Because Tim, for the rest of my life I know, “If it’s Sunday, it’s meet the press”.

 

And I will remember that meet the press is you, no matter who is next to host the show.

 

Thank you Tim Russert for the many contributions you have made, towards making this world a better place for one and all.

 

Greg Coleman

 

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One Response to “I Miss You Tim”

  1. jack rogers Says:

    I couldn’t have said it any better.

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