It has been said that things in life are not always awesome, but our response to them can be. Never has that been more true than with the video below.
Last week, Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife Ingrid was killed in a car crash. Her car was struck head-on by a vehicle that lost control and crossed into her lane. The other driver died as well.
I can’t imagine what Monty and his five children are going through. They lost a mother, a wife, a best friend and so much more. If anyone has the right to be angry it is Monty Williams.
But rather than being angry, Monty chose to forgive.
“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,” Monty said at his wife’s memorial service on Thursday.
“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,” Monty continued. “And we, as a group, brothers united in unity, should be praying for that family because they grieve as well.”
This past week was not awesome for the Williams family…but Monty’s response has been.
If you have 7 mintues to spare, check out the entire video below featuring Monty’s eulogy. It is filled with true emotion from a grieving man who shows compassion, faith and may other traits we can learn from.