It's not the birth date, or the end date, on the headstone marker. It's that 'dash' in between that matters. That dash represents all the important things....How a life was lived. The people who were touched because of kindness and love. The difference made in the lives of those who looked up to you, the example you set. The courage you showed, whether it was standing up for something you believed in, or the strength you showed when faced with personal trials in your darkest moments. It represents the manner in which you lived your life, the love that was shared, the memories that will linger on forever by those who will miss your smile, your hugs and kisses, your kindness and friendship.
RIP, Jarrod. Prayers to your family.