Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Joy in Your presence..."

Many thanks to all of you who have been praying for John and his family the past few months. About 11:00 this morning John went home to be with Jesus. He fought a long hard battle. He never gave up. And He never wavered in His faith. He was a constant encouragement to me as I have followed in his footsteps down the cancer journey. I am so thankful he has entered into the "joy of His Master"!

John's wife, Donette, has been the most amazing caregiver all these months. She has been John's strong advocate as they navigated the medical system. She never left his side, and she walked with him all the way. 

Donette sent me the following message today: 
"John has made his way home! He is with our Heavenly Father and is preparing for all of us!"

Please pray now for Donette, their daughters, Kailey and Jordan, for John's parents and for their extended family as they grieve their loss. Pray for God's comfort, peace, and strength to be very real to them during this time.



"You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." Psalm 16:11


  1. Too many people taken too early from cancer. I have taught my daughters not to use the word "hate" in any situation, but it may be appropriate in describing how I feel about cancer. I can only take comfort in knowing that all the courageous people you have shared with us are JOYFULLY dancing with JESUS.

  2. Those are amazing photos. Actually very present. Stunning.

    I am so very sorry for the family's loss here in this place we manage to call home. I'll pray for their comfort.

    God's blessings all about you today Laura!

  3. I have been lifting them up...heart broken for their precious family, but so encouraged by Donette's message to you. The pictures are priceless!

  4. I will continue to pray for them.