I woke up to the news this morning that our dentist had passed away overnight.
He took care of my family for 25 years.
He did the orthodontics for all four of my children, has taken care of abscessed teeth, fractured roots, root canals and crowns. But, never once did I feel like he tried to get me to ‘fix’ anything that wasn’t a necessity. He was a good and decent man who lived for God, his family, his friends, his staff and his Texas Aggies.
He was an amazing dentist with a quick wit and a goofy sense of humor. His office style was laid-back, and there was an ease among the staff that evoked a sense of happy. His employees were all long-term, which says a lot about the type of boss he was. He could tease and joke and yet, be serious and empathetic when needed.
Being a huge Texas Aggie fan everything in his office – and even his car – was maroon. My boys, who loved his easy-going manner and totally non-threatening threats about wreaking pain during ortho appointments, would dare to wear burnt orange just to get a reaction from him. (Rival University of Texas colors are burnt orange and white). He would always comply and they traded many good-natured barbs over the way they were dressed.
I still feel stunned. I am going to miss this relationship so much.
I believe in God and know that His plan is always good and right and perfect. I also know that he understands why so many of us are grieving tonight. My heart is saddened for my own loss but, it breaks even more for his beautiful wife, children and granddaughter. I will lift them up in prayers during this difficult time.
God Bless You Dr. B.
And, rest in peace.
Matthew 25:21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’