Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Memorials and Memories

We're grateful for so many who have shared this journey with us. And we're prayerful that we'll continue on the journey together.

We are accepting donations to Lincoln Christian College and Seminary for a scholarship in Regan's honor. If you would like to make a memorial gift please send a check made out to the school to: 100 Campus View Dr., Lincoln, IL 62656.

We feel a certain sense of loss, to be sure. But we are among the wealthiest of families because of what we gained from Regan's every day. Her passing leaves a hole in our lives. But we're seeing that the hole is filled by the graces from God that we already had deeply buried in our hearts: precious memories, powerful lessons, real transformation and good friends. We count you among our many blessings.

God really is close to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34.18). His Word brings us stability. His Spirit brings us comfort. And His Body brings us help. Please don't feel sorry for us.....jealousy may be more appropriate. We are abundantly blessed.

See what I mean in the following video. Some students made it for the funeral service. Thank you Sherif, Ryan and Jiryis. It is a gift we'll treasure for the rest of our lives. We want to share it w/ you...

-Brian


video

13 comments:

Monica said...

Wow. What an amazing video.

We love you all.

Julie said...

So much love. So much hope. So beautiful. So beautiful.

Brookelyn said...

Thank you for sharing the amazing video of your precious daughter. My heart cried along with the video.

The Irwin Family said...

Thank you for sharing your life with so many people. We feel blessed and honored to say that we knew and loved Regan. We love the video - thanks for posting it on the blog. We love you guys, and we're praying for you.

LibrarianMom said...

So beautiful and precious.

ashley said...

thank you for sharing your wealth. we are blessed through this testimony. our God is so good. grace and peace.

Hi-d-Ho said...

thank you

Betty said...

i know it has been an amazing journey you had with Reagan. Your family bond are even stronger and it made each of you better father, mother, brother and sister. She gave you smile, tears and deep appreciation of life. I know there are no words to describe how y'all feel right now but JESUS and our ABBA Father who's caring for Reagan.

Reagan is now dancing, laughing, probably doing a summer salt:)--we can only imagine what she is doing now.

with Grace and Peace

betty mendoza

Lesley said...

What an amazing journey! Christ's love will live on in your lives as well as the love you have shown others thru this story, really His story. Thank you for sharing this love with all of us. Praying for your family and lifting you up.

mrsknewman said...

We Love you all and are praying for you. Thanks for sharing your jouney with Regan with us. It has been a inspration for me as I walk the walk the Lord set before me with Gabriel. Our special blessings from the Lord! Regan is now in perfect health completly healed with the Lord. What a joy it must be for her. We will miss her. Love Kathy Newman

Dave, Kristen and Katelyn McCurdy said...

Thank you for sharing your precious Regan with us. We are praying for the Lord to minister to your family in such intimate and special ways during this time. Love from Texas, the McCurdys

Cindy said...

Such a beautiful tribute and precious reminder of Regan's new life! I feel blessed to have had a small glimpse into the life she had here and in awe of her life now....

The video brings tears to my eyes every time I see it...thank you so much for sharing it again! We love you all.

John M. Kirton II said...

THANK YOU for sharing the video! And be sure to thank the makers of it, as they did a GREAT job!