I learned early on Sunday morning that my cousin, Rob Pollett, had suddenly passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2011. Rob was just a couple of years older than me, so to hear that he had passed was a shock to say the least. Rob leaves behind his wife, Nancy, daughters Katie and Alicia, and son Nicholas.
I have many fond memories of Rob, not the least of which was when he and another cousin, Corey Pollett, introduced me to my first horror film, Poltergeist, sometime during my pre-teen years. Suffice it to say, I was scarred (smile). Yet, Rob never meant any harm by it. It was all in good fun. In fact, knowing he was there reassured me that everything was going to be just fine. And besides, that’s what boys do.
I also remembered that Rob and Nancy produced a CD in 2005 entitled Testify – A Special Collection of Our Favorites, when they were Salvation Army officers at Markham Community Church. I pulled out the album today and noticed that Rob sang the second song, I Can Only Imagine, made popular by the group Mercy Me. As a tribute to Rob, I wanted to share that recording with you.
Rob, you will be dearly missed. Your smile, infectious laughter and kind posture will never be forgotten.
You no longer only ‘need to imagine.’
Until we meet again…
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12