Gosh, my heart is breaking.
James Rich was my master instructor in Taekwondo, my encourager and most importantly, my friend.
I'm so grateful for the six years I trained under him, the gift of his wisdom, his fierce protective love of me and other students and his sweet care.
Mr. Rich fought to the end. Warrior mode. Always. What an incredible role model. Cancer, you did not get the last word.
I am going to miss this man terribly. I miss him now. He taught me so many life lessons on and off the mat. Courtesy. Integrity. Perseverance. Self Control. Indomitable Spirit.
I have so much to say but this writer is having a difficult time putting all of it into words at the moment. This is one of those times when life is hard. And when God is still good.
I love you, Mr. Rich. I'll miss you. Thank you for the way you blessed my life and helped make me the woman I am today.