Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you for helping me get through an extremely difficult week.

Mark was my baby brother and born 15 years after me. He was born with severe health issues but never complained. He embraced life and lived large. I appreciate the way he allowed me to be even a small part of his life. I'm grateful for the belief that he is now in heaven with Joey, and that for the first time in his life he can walk and be healthy. He deserves that! He also deserves the rest and joy he will experience there.

The funeral was yesterday and was beautiful. My siblings were able to gather once again to pay our respects. My brother, Jeremy, gave a beautiful life sketch that would have made Mark chuckle. My sister played an arrangement of Star Wars songs, which he would have appreciated. And many people came to honor him. It was a beautiful (albeit cold) fall day.

I am grateful for the outpouring of love, meals, flowers, cards, and notes of support. I am so blessed to have such a loving support system.

My hope is that Mark is happy (and I believe that he is), and I continue to pray for my parents. We will miss Mark every single day. And I cannot wait to embrace he and Joey once again. I love you, Mark!

11 comments:

  1. I am glad that you feel the love and support that is pouring out to you and your family. God bless!

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  2. I'm so glad to hear that the funeral was beautiful for you and your family. Prayers and hugs coming your way...
    - April

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's wonderful you have such a loving group of people who support you...God bless!

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  4. I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my brother 8 years ago and I found alo of sloace in the fact that I kne wsomeone was there to great him. Sending prayers your way.

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  5. Thoughts are with all of you.

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  6. Love and prayers sweet friend.

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  7. It sounds like the funeral celebrated his life beautifully, and I pray you and your family continue to be comforted!

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  8. Pleased that your brother got the send off that he so deserved, may he be at peace and that you all find comfort. I am so pleased that you have a great support system, know that we are also here for you Jen, sending all of thoughts and hugs your way.

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  9. My prayers are with you and you family Jennifer. BIG HUGS to you!!

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  10. Your faith is so strong Jen. I'm truly grateful for the gospel that allows us to know they live on. I love you and i'm thinking of you girl!

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  11. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you.

    ~Katie

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