Monday, May 05, 2008

Happy Birthday Danny!

Happy 37th Birthday Danny- this picture was taken at the father daughter fishing trip.This is the bouquet we sent Amber and the kids. The only flower that Danny liked was sunflowers. He saw fields of them when he toured France during the Tour de France. His favorite candy was Reece's Peanut Butter Cups.

Today was a bitter sweet day. It has been 8 months since we said an earthly good bye to Danny. Today we celebrated what would have been his 37th birthday. To us it seems as though his life was cut short and that the good bye came to early. However we find comfort in the knowledge that God knew when Danny would leave this world and enter into eternity. Danny celebrated his 37th birthday at the feet of Jesus and I must assure my self that it was the best birthday he has ever had. For those that remember Danny it is a difficult day and it is filled with sadness. We know that strength and joy come in the morning and we claim that promise. Each day we are one day closer to being reunited with the ones that have gone before us. We must remember to treasure each day as though it may be our last and not borrow days that are not promised to us.

Danny we love you and we miss you. Oh how our souls ache but we know that God continues to bring healing with each passing day. We want you to know that you would be so proud of Amber and the kids. They are a beautiful family. It saddens us that it took loosing you to get to know them so well. We promise to keep looking after them as long as the Lord allows us to. By the us a spot by the river. We'll spend all day fishing catching up on stories.