~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die;...a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; ...a time to gain, and a time to lose." ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a, 4, 6a
We know that although he is lost to us, he is found in Jesus and someday we will see him again in heaven. He is at peace now. He no longer has to struggle and suffer. We will miss him, but we know that he is in a much better place. "For to me, to live is Christ, but to die is gain...For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better." ~Philippians 1:21,23
Our family would like to thank everyone for all their prayers, their cards and little notes of encouragement, all the meals that were brought our way, and everything that was done to make it easier for us. It was wonderful not to have to worry about cooking during that time. Everything was greatly appreciated, not only by us, but by all our extended family also.