Saturday, January 18, 2014

We Lost Her; January 18, 2014

First of all, please respect our families by not posting this link in any social media, for the time being.

I know that many have communicated that you looked here every day, so I figured some would look this morning for some official confirmation of your worst fear.

That being said, there are some things that you just don't expect to witness in your life.

There are also some phone calls and conversations that you also never expect to make.

I experienced both of those last night, as did my brother-in-law.  (The key word in that statement is "both" and I'll be able to explain that at a later time.)

There will be hundreds, even thousands of questions of "Why?" in the days, weeks, months and even years to come.

The fact is:  We really don't know.

At times we think we will, but we really won't know for sure until it is time for those of us who have accepted Christ as our personal Saviour and have passed ourselves to Heaven.

In the days and weeks to come, we all will experience periods of anger, shock and disbelief as a result of a life taken from us all too soon.

Reach out and do your best to find somebody that you love and care for to help you love yourself through them.

It is still a time to continue to pray and reflect and examine our own lives.

And some will wonder, "Why didn't all of our prayers work?"

I don't have that answer either.

I like to think that everyone's prayers helped keep her fighting to the end, and she indeed put up a good fight, but I don't know how God works those things.

Thank you to each and every one of you who reached out, communicated with us, prayed for and with us, did things for each member of our families and most importantly, loved us.

We'll all continue to need your love for awhile, especially the girls, my brother-in-law and my parents.


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  2. We are here. RIP to one of the best, most genuine persons I've ever known.

  3. We are so sorry to hear this. Holly was such a special person. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for the family. Many prayers for all of you!

  4. Jon,

    My family and I are so sad to learn of Holly's passing. We have known her since she was born and never think this could happen to someone so young and healthy.

    Our loving thoughts are with you and your entire family.

    Bob Burleigh

  5. Jon, I am praying for you and your family at this time, and in the coming days and weeks as y'all process what you have gone through.