A Sorrowful Update

“In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

Hi friends.

Steven and I are grieving the loss of someone very close to us last night.

There will not be posts tonight or Monday, as we make arrangements for the celebration of life.

We appreciate your prayers at this time.

Have a blessed Easter, remembering that Jesus, in His infinite love and mercy, died so that we may take part in the glorious paradise of Heaven, where there is no more suffering, no more pain, only comfort in the arms of Our Savior.

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God bless.

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86 responses to “A Sorrowful Update”

  1. Congratulations on your engagement!
    Praying for you both as you prepare for your dear friend’s Celebration of Life!
    May the joy of the risen Lord Jesus sustain you and fill you!
    Pastor David from Las Vegas!

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord uphold you and Steven through this difficult time. Blessed Good Friday and holy resurrection on Easter!

  3. I am so sorry that y’all have to go through this; however, you are not alone as we are with you and you are in our prayers. Extra special hugs and love to y’all.

  4. Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. I apologize for belated congratulations on your engagement. In these troubled times we can have mixed feelings.

  5. I’m so sorry! There are no words that can comfort a grieving heart truly, as much as I wish there were. But my thoughts, my love, and prayers to the One who can, are with you. May they wrap around you and hold you like a warm embrace as you walk through this journey of sorrow.
    This sorrow Belongs to those who will miss their presence here, in your days, your moments of life. This place of woe became a little bit darker with the absence of their light…But OH the joy of heaven! They’ve finally made it home, unshackled of this fragile flesh, bereft of sickness, sorrow, pain…into the arms of love at last.

    • Thank you Laura, for this beautiful note. I am passing it along to Steven. Yes – His embrace has been where we’re trying to stay during this past week. It has been tragically beautiful, surround by so much family and love, in the midst of intense sorrow. Thinking about Heaven has surely been a comfort. thank you for your prayers and kindness. means the world. Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much Pete – yes, Jesus is our ultimate comforter. i appreciate it. Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you Shauna, for your kind words and prayers. it truly means a lot. Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you friend, for your kind words and prayers. Yes – He is carrying us through. Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you Ryan, for your kind words and prayers. It truly means the world. Hugs and love xox

  6. I’m not much for words at times like this, but I am reminded of a poem..
    “God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
    He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
    He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
    His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
    As the days come and go and the world moves on,
    I know you’re still here, you’ll never be gone.
    On the morn the Angel came and took your hand,
    We cried as you left for an unknown land.
    But Heaven rejoiced as you came into sight,
    For your soul was a diamond, shining so bright!”

    My most sincere condolences to you and Stephen.

    • Thank you so much, my friend. Gosh – it is remarkable that you shared this, because it is the poem that we put on the back of Steven’s father’s prayer card for the wake and funeral. It has brought him, and his whole family so much comfort during this intensely difficult time. I will share that with him, and he will think it is a hug from God that you also shared it. Hugs and love xox

    • thank you Mrs. Wayfarer – I appreciate your kindness during this intensely difficult time. Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you so much Mary – I truly appreciate your prayers and kindness. Yes – in Jesus’ arms, may he be resting in complete peace. Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you Darryl, for your kindness and prayers during this difficult time. Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you Amy for your prayers, support and love during this intensely difficult time. Hugs and love xox

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