Monday, December 10, 2007
October 20, 2007
The day of Jack's funeral was rainy and cold. We were all sad and the heavens knew it. The next several days were beautiful, filled with blue skies and sunshine. Jack was welcomed home by so many people that it seemed like he wanted to introduce everybody. Jack's best friend Luke passed away the day of his funeral and within one month 3 more of his buddies left their families as well. We joke that as soon as we get there he's going to be grounded for taking his friends with him. It has been a blessing to be a part of such a wonderful network of friends who are experiencing similar challenges. We are filled with gratitude for each one of you who has followed us down this slippery road. However, there are always treasures awaiting the traveler that become priceless experiences and memories that are held forever. The beginning of roads such as these are often marked with "dead end;" however, upon returning the signs suddenly read "scenic overlook 2 mi. opposite direction." We often find ourselves somewhere along that path, reliving the moments that have shaped the last few months of our lives. Peace is in our hearts knowing the plan of our Heavenly Father is real. We are grateful for all of our friends and family who have been so kind and supportive. This experience has brought all of us closer together and deepened our commitment to the principles of the gospel. Thank you for all you have done, you were there when we needed you the most.