I can't express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. It was such a shock to me since I have not been online at home (only here at school) that when I read Ryan's poem it almost took me a couple of minutes to realize that Joanna had passed away. I was so grief struck. I was actually surprised at the intensity of my own reaction. I believe that most of it came from feeling your loss....and missing our time together fellowshipping.
Maddy, Tom, Ryan and David --- my whole family is praying for you at this time. It is our heartfelt prayer that you will know the Holy Spirit as your close friend and Comforter at this time of grief and loss. We have a wonderful confidence that Joanna is present with the Lord and can get peace from that knowledge. Don't neglect the work that Jesus who was a man of sorrows and well-acquainted with grief would do in your hearts at this time as you share in His sufferings. He is intimately touched with the feelings of our infirmities and weaknesses. There is healing in His wings---His arms are stretched out to hold, protect and safeguard you at this time. You are a wonderful family and we hope find comfort in one another and the Body of Christ physical and present.
I love you Maddy.......weeping with you.
Kimberly-Dawn and (Bernie, Alexandra, Matthew and Cassie)