He turned down appointments to higher courts because fixing families was his passion and gift.
He was filled with positive energy. Always filled with positive energy, even as the cancer ravaged his body. I imagine, despite his families tears, that he gave it away to others who needed it.
A man told me a while ago that when he went to the Holy Gates and St. Peter asked, 'Whatcha got for me?', he would want to reply, 'Nothing. I gave it all away on Earth."
My cousin Michael walked through the open gates empty handed.