Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mike's memorial and Southside homecoming

Yesterday we traveled back to my home congregation for Mike's memorial. It was a sad and happy time. The best thing was knowing that Mike was in the right place with God, and we have no doubt that he is in heaven right now.

The homecoming of people there was incredible. There were so many people that I hadn't seen in years! The Bedwells, the Brewers, the Gardners, Greg Winters, Anne Menninger, Amanda Guyton... and especially the McNew family. This family was close friends to us - mostly due to Nathan and Rick being best buddies. Well, when I saw Nathan yesterday - well, I didn't even know who he was.

I am so thankful that we got to go. Dave and Beverly seem to be doing OK, but how do you truly know? We will be praying for this family for a while to come.

Ashley, Nathan and me

Christy Gardner and Mom

Nathan and Rick - "HOT CASH!"
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The Hester Family said...

Hot cash!

Donna said...

I wish somebody had let me know that it was Michael Sparrow that died. I would have attended the funeral. I remember him as the most adorable loveable, snuggly little boy. What a tragedy for Dave and Beverly. This has left a big hole in their hearts. Where was God when this happened? This is something you can never understand.

Kristi said...

I'm sure God was there. But, we have this 'free will' that allows us to do things contrary to Him. I'm just thankful that Michael had his life in order. If this had happened a year ago... who knows? Maybe it is for a reason. He apparently was a very troubled person for many years. It is hard to believe that smile on the outside held such pain on the inside...