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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

be encouraged Christmas is still Special

To all of Fran’s friends especially in the FIAR community your love and awesome display of love and is over whelming. My heart for my wife still beats for her and longs for her; the sadness is real every day. But the gesture of love and comfort that you gave me is very special I knew that it would be but it goes beyond my expectations. Thank you all. I sent out the following to many of our friends and family because I wanted to share how good, gracious, and kind God is.

I thought that I would share this with all of you since everyone has been so great to my family this year. It is not to be taken lightly how we all impact each others lives. I in no way want to come across as proud or boastful my heart in sharing this is just to encourage you and remind you that God is good even in our deepest hurt and pain.

Today the verse in my devotional was II Cor. 1: 3-7 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.

Fran was an active blogger and home school mom the following will tell her story and how she was loved as you read both of the links below from two of Fran’s friends. Emma and I read both of these before going to bed last night.

May your Christmas be blessed, to all of our friends.

Ed, Fran
Emma, Eden, E.J., Elliott, Eric

You may want to grab a Kleenex.

Marcy and I both have a blog post up if you'd like to read them sometime. Marcy's is here... http://www.benandme.net/2010/12/for-fran.html and mine is here... http://trainingheartsathome.blogspot.com/2010/12/delivering-frans-quilts.html.

FIAR Mom Chrity daughter Kelli, FIAR Mom Marcy, Emma and Ed


  1. Brother sending big hugs to all of y'all during this 1st Christmas without your Fran and my Dennis it is a tough one for us for sure. The FIAR group is awesome for giving y'all the gift of the quilts, they are beautiful people. Lovin y'all bunches, your baby sister

  2. Ed,
    I know this has to be a very hard time for you and the kids, as it is for all of us who loved Fran. She is safe and healed and watching over us daily. The women from the FIAR board are awesome and I can't wait to see the quilts in person. She was and always will be a great blessing to all of us...Just know that we love you all very much and you are in our prayers every day...Love you ....MOM