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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Three Months Later…

It's hard to believe that three months have passed…

Alese with her Aunt Anna

It's hard to put the last ninety days into words, the wide range of emotions that fill our hearts and mind are at times overwhelming. It’s not something anyone can fully put into words or understand unless they’ve gone through it.

I don't know how we would have gotten through these last months without the prayers and support of our family and friends, and all of you who have sent us heartfelt emails and cards. Today we paused and had a moment of silence at 1:20pm. I have relived May 7th in my mind many times over during the last three months. It seems difficult at times to comprehend that we will never hear her sweet voice or see her beautiful smile walking through the front door.

I can still hear her voice in my head, I hear her laughter, or I envision how she’d respond to current events, and it warms my heart and brings a smile to my face to think about her. Her memories will live inside me forever. Then other times the tears seem to flow all to easy and without warning. Our loving and faithful God has always shown his blessings through the most difficult times, this time is no different. In these past three months we have seen God's blessings in so many different ways. We still count ourselves blessed to have had her for 23 years.

Our time on earth is so short compared to eternity and what we do and how we live life matters. I encourage you all to find Gods beauty in life.

In closing, I ask you to remember two of our friends in prayer; the Carney’s from Westchester County, New York, there 17 year old daughter, Grace died from Hodgkin’s disease on August 1st. Also, the family of Greta Ballarin from Lido di Venezia, Italy who died from Hodgkin's disease yesterday at the age of 28.

Father, thank you for the blessing each new day brings. Comfort us and renew our hearts with hope. Please comfort the Carney and Ballarin family. Thank you for the gift of our daughter as we remember her today.