We felt a lot of love yesterday. People came from a long way to be at this funeral. We were overwhelmed by all those who came. People prepared food. People lingered and hugged. They said just the right thing. Our hearts our so full of thanks.
Thank you notes might be slow to come, but our thanks overflows.
We went to church this morning and sang “Be Thou My Vision,” which gave us the focus we needed for today–the first day of the rest of life. “Heart of my own heart, whatever befalls, still be my vision oh ruler of all.” With these words, we know where to look. We look to our God, who is all we need.
James says that a lot of folks want to contribute to the “Arbor fund.” With all this love, we likely will have enough to plant a forest–but the Courtney family has a lot of needs right now, with John’s medical expenses and their loss of John’s income. Please know that any excess will go to those immediate needs.