Mom Needs Grace

Musings on the life redeemed & purpose redefined

we mourn January 9, 2012

Filed under: Faith,Milestones — dayna @ 6:00 am

It feels strange to be writing over here. But I know that so many of you care deeply for our family and will join with us in our grief, prayer, and even in thanksgiving.

This week we were reminded that in this life, so much can change in the blink of an eye.

That in tragedy, time seems to slow.  A calendar day which would have previously flown by, begins to feel like a marathon.

This week, our family mourns.

A wife desperately missing the love of her lifetime.

Grown children missing their beloved father.

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren missing their doting grandpa.

A community missing a leader with a servant heart.

Thank you for your kindness and your prayers. We’re so grateful for you and for every single second we had with him on this earth.

Now, more than ever, we are working to “fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Cor 4:18)


7 Responses to “we mourn”

  1. Carol Thomas Says:

    Dayna, that is beautifully written. I’m so thankful for the time I was able to spend with him.

  2. Stephanie Says:

    I know you miss him (and will for a long time). Thinking of you and praying for you this week.

  3. Kim Says:

    Dayna – so sorry to hear about your sudden, unexpected loss. You and the girls, Kelly, and his entire family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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