Andrew Millette…

 

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Andrew Millette was my roommate, my friend, and my brother. When I moved to Atlanta in January of 2010 he took me in. I was living in a house in home park with four other guys, but Andrew gave me a place with heating and an adequate bathroom.

We spent most of the first few months plunking on the ground with our ice-cream filled bowls, and marathoning MASH.

We talked about church, and community, and girls, and failures, and love, and wisdom, and relativism, and soccer, and politics,
and we prayed.

He is still my example of how to live in the world, to love people, to give humbly and graciously, and to love life.

Death is a dreadful thing postponed.  It is final, but it keeps me waiting for the moment when I realize my heart has been rend from my chest and filled with the hollows of lost time. It has already flooded my mind and pounded my heart, but is waiting for my eyes to succumb to the torrents of the storm.

A dear brother is gone, and missed. I love you Andrew.

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I’m reminded of the time when my van was stolen. Andrew didn’t speak he simply moved toward me and hugged me. At the time the hug wasn’t warm and welcome, it was cold and awkward and I didn’t understand, but now I know. He was looking beyond life and death, into eternity, and saw that I needed a hug.

Also, he ate really really loudly, and I never told him how much that made me want to put a stake through my skull, and I’m glad I didn’t.

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10 thoughts on “Andrew Millette…

  1. Lisa says:

    I wish that I could give you a hug Matt. Nice post.

  2. amethyst says:

    this is a great post, Matt. i wish you didnt need to write it :(
    <3

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I am so sorry Matt. Sean and I are praying for you, hoping you are doing ok considering, and if you aren’t it’s ok….take your time to heal and grieve. we love you bro.

  4. Lanny Millette says:

    Thanks Matt. Andrew loved you and he would have loved your tribute. May God hold you close as well adjust to this pain of loss. We celebrate his life and gain at being in the presence of Jesus at this very moment.

    Love always, Lanny

  5. Debbie Millette says:

    Thanks for your inspiring words and sense of humor. Andrew loved having you there. Friendship is a very special thing and we appreciated your friendship with Andrew.

    God’s peace be with you as you find your way without his daily inspirations.

    Love and prayers, Debbie

  6. Lisa says:

    tears…

    Lanny and Debbie, I am Matt’s mom, thanks for those words for him! I am so sorry for the loss you all feel.

    • Lanny Millette says:

      You are so welcome. We truly enjoyed our time with him and Andrew over Christmas and will continue to include him in our hearts, prayers and as a member of our extended family for as long as he wishes. You would have been proud of him tonight. He had the difficult task of offering a eulogy at the Memorial service and he blessed us all.

  7. Stephanie Cox says:

    Just to think, I was worried about someone in the parking lot harming you. I will always remember the words that you said to me on last Friday. Thanks Stephanie for caring for me so much. I would like to thank Andrew for his present, his appetite and for saying things that I didn’t understand but now I do……… Life is what you make of it and not what you think it should be…… My sympathy to Andrew’s family and also to Matt who delivered the news to us at Goodwill, that had to be hard. Andrew will be missed and not forgotten…..RIP Millette.

  8. I will remember his smile. :-) Andrew will be missed here on earth.

  9. Lisa says:

    Woah..Matt told me that he was just going to “sit there” at the service. Hey Matt, maybe you can post what you said?

    Lanny and Debbie…hugs, thoughts and prayers are going up for you.

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