I want you to know that my dear wife of thirty-three years and my best friend will soon walk into the presence of her Savior and hear those welcoming words, “Well done good and faithful servant.” Of course we still are praying that God will raise her up and restore her to health. But, Christie and I leave that decision to our all-loving Father. Father knows best and we choose to trust Him.
Despite her valiant efforts, wise medical and professional help, and seven rounds of chemotherapy, the cancer continues to grow. We have requested hospice care and hope to move Christie home from the hospital where my bride will spend her final days surrounded and cared for by her family.
Thank you for all the prayers and support you have given us these last two years. You are an awesome family of God. I am proud to be called your pastor. You have interceded for us, encouraged us, and sustained us.
Now I ask you to do one more thing, just as important, and maybe even more difficult. Please don’t blame God even when we don’t understand. He loves us so much. We will all grieve, in different ways, but not “as those who have no hope.” We will miss her terribly but we know that her absence from us is only temporary and that eternity awaits us all who are faithful to the end.
Christie and I will spend her last days with our children–Brittney and husband, Nick and Jesse and his wife, Kate–and our 6 grandkids. I know you will respect this precious family time and understand when I do not respond to texts or emails.
Christie is not able to receive visitors, if you wish to tell her something, pray for her, tell her a story about how she has impacted your life, or say you love her, please write a letter or note, give it to the Jr. Marbles or put it in the milk box at 3641 Amber Sun Circle and we will read it to Christie.