celebration mixed with mourning

Yesterday morning I woke up filled with great joy that the sun had decided to come out on my birthday. My day began full of so much love from my husband, my child and my friends as we celebrated the 28 years of life that I had been blessed with. In the middle of that joy we got a phone call that brought tears and deep deep sorrow. Our beloved friend and brother in Christ, Eugene had suffered a massive heart attack and did not make it. He leaves behind a beautiful wife Margo and four wonderful children Baile, Brancen, Britton, and Briley. They will need our prayers.

Lots of questions and sorrow and grief fills my heart. I do know that one thing is certain and that is that Jesus is greater than any pain, any loss, any question. There will come a day when ALL things will be made new. Until then, we know that our dear friend is with the one that we pray to and we go on living to bring glory to God. Eugene, you will be deeply deeply missed.