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.