If you hadn’t heard or known about the great, astonishingly resilient human that is Monty Williams, now you know.
Williams, who tragically lost his wife, Ingrid, in a car accident a little over a week ago, somehow managed to find the mental space to offer a heartfelt, powerful eulogy that tugs on just about every single heartstring known to man, in the best and worst of ways.
This dude, who has to be experiencing pain I never want to know about, somehow found a place to forgive the woman who lost control of her car that caused the accident.
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This is true class:
I want to close with this, and I think it’s the most important thing we need to understand. Everyone is praying for me and my family. Which is right. But let us not forget that there were two people in this situation. And that family needs prayer as well, and we have no ill will towards that family. In my house, we have a sign that says, ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’ We cannot serve the Lord if we don’t have a heart of forgiveness.
That family didn’t wake up wanting to hurt my wife. Life is hard. It is very hard, and that was tough, but we hold no ill-will toward the Donaldson family. And we, as a group, brothers united in unity, should be praying for that family because they grieve as well.
Incredible. The world needs more people like Monty Williams.