Posted On: March 10, 2016
This week, we celebrated the birthday of Michael Glass, the inspiration behind our company and the father of two of our partners. Like most fathers, Michael was loved by his children and they often recount stories about him. His humor and candid outlook on life were imparted on them and his words are often used as inspiration for us.
As we reflect on his life, there are two things to note. One, his life was tragically cut short. The Glass family lost Michael in a fight against brain cancer when he was just 61 years old. Though they speak of having closure and being with him until the very end, it left an ache that is impossible to soothe.
The second note is about how his life continued on after his death. While he is no longer here to speak with and inspire us, his legacy lives on. Michael inspired his children to believe in themselves and taught them the basic values of hard work and family appreciation. Those messages resonated, perhaps even more loudly after his death, and were the force behind the beginnings of With You.
It’s something to reflect upon. By remaining true to our values and imparting them on our friends and family, we are telling the world “I was here and my life mattered” long after we’re gone.