Thursday, April 12, 2007

Amanda's Memorial Service

"My grace is sufficient for thee for my strength is made perfect in weakness." II Corinthians 12:9 It is nothing short of amazing to see the Lord's hand working in the lives of our family to comfort them and open opportunities to spread His word. Amanda Lynn's funeral provided an excellent opportunity for Bro. Brian Donovan to present the gospel during a time when people's hearts are tender to things eternal. Art, Julie, and Amelia are holding up better than Dave or I ever expected given the circumstances. I pray that the Lord will continue to uphold and comfort them in the in the months and years ahead.
Amelia and I just before the funeral
Daddy's girl
Members of the Sheriff's Office where Art works.
A touching salute as we entered Barrancas Cemetary. There were about 5 police cars and 5 motorcycles that accompanied the family to the cemetary. Art was touched and remarked that "you'd think the mayor had died!"
This officer's wife lost her two year old child two years ago. She and her husband have been able to offer support and understanding to the family. She brought a bunny for Amanda that Amelia has for safekeeping.
Uncle Dave and Pop-pop could hardly maintain enough composure to be pallbearers.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home was beautiful and provided a church-like atmosphere for the services
Flowers from Julie's midwives
Amelia and Uncle Dave just before the services. I promise that Dave hasn't been smoking anything. :)
Uncle Dave and Amelia with a motorcycle police escort in the backgroud. Amelia was thrilled that we got to run red lights and moved that the traffic was being stopped for her baby sister.

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