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Monday, December 03, 2007

hard news

For those of you who keep up with us through this blog, my mom passed away Sunday morning. She had open heart surgery three weeks ago and was recovering well, but her condition started to deteriorate a week ago, and she went home to be with Jesus early Sunday morning from the emergency room.

The funeral is this Thursday.

We're doing well, I think: we're crying when we're sad, we're laughing when it's funny, and we're sleeping at night. We appreciate your prayers.

Joel

10 Comments:

Blogger James said...

Prayers indeed Joel.

8:07 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

Joel,
I can't remember how I learned of your blog, but I have kept up with you and Chrissy for a while now. I always enjoy reading about what you have been up to! I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother; I do have fond memories of her visiting campus. She made such wonderful "Flinstone" costumes for us when we threw our party. My prayers are with you and your family.

Elizabeth (Whitlow) Pickens

6:51 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Prayers here.

6:29 AM  
Blogger The Dorrs said...

All I can say is that this sucks and I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.

Praying for peace in your lives.

Beka

8:57 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Praying for you and your family.

Blessings,
Jessica

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel,

I'm sad for you and Chrissy. Please know that you and your family are being prayed for.

Christie

5:47 PM  
Blogger Che said...

Yes, prayers for you from Sokolov.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Oh how my heart hurts for you two. I am so sorry to hear the sad news. I am glad you had this fall to be closer to your mom. I'll be praying that the Holy Spirit be your comforter and walk through the grieving process with you and your family. Love to you two.
Kelly Kuest

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Chelsea Belardo said...

Oh wow... our thoughts & prayers are definitely with you! Thanks for sharing the news to let us know.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Peta said...

Oh Joel, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace - just remember your mom is now happy with Him!!

I'll be definitely praying for you. I am really sorry for not visiting your blog for a while and not being able to pray before :(

3:42 AM  

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