Monday, June 21, 2010

Thank you

We would like to thank everyone for your prayers and words of encouragement during the last 3+ weeks. This has been the most difficult trial in our life and we are still grieving, so please continue to pray we will have God's peace that surpasses all understanding.  I am convinced that while now we are wounded and bleeding and hurting, Jesus will heal us, as He healed our son. We will have scars, but they will no longer bleed.

Our many thanks for making our son's memorial service such a beautiful tribute to his life. For those who planned and provided and attended or were otherwise with us in your thoughts and prayers, you are so special to us.

For those who asked about further contact information, the email address for this blog, will forward to my email.

We love you.

Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:14)

God is good.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Funeral arrangements III

We plan on having some time during the service if anyone wants to share about Lucas. Also, if anyone is interested in performing any music, perhaps instrumentally, either before the service or softly during the time of sharing, feel free to bring your guitar or other instrument...

We plan to gather at the Spotted Dog after the service...

God is good.

Funeral arrangements II

Funeral arrangements have been finalized as noted in the previous post.

In lieu of flowers I know that Lucas would appreciate that you consider either a monetary or non-perishable food donation to the Interfaith Council Community House Kitchen, 110 W. Main St.,
Carrboro, NC 27510. Phone: (919) 967-0643.

Please consider also writing out a page or so of your special memories of Lucas as also noted in the previous post.

Thank you for your continued prayers for our family. We love you all.

God is good.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Funeral arrangements

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Walker's Funeral Home, 120 W. Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC. Tentative plans are for a visitation at the funeral home chapel from 2:00-3:00 pm with the funeral service to follow at 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 20, 2010.

We have so appreciated getting to meet Lucas' Carrboro/Chapel Hill friends during the last 3 weeks and have a special request for you as well as all others who knew him. Would you consider writing out a page or so of your special thoughts or memories of our son... such as how you knew him, what made him special to you, what you will remember most, etc. Perhaps you have some pictures of him you would share. Please include your name, contact info, etc. We would like to compile these in a scrapbook as a remembrance of our son through the eyes of his friends.

God is good.

Day 1

God is good.

Lucas passed away from this life last night, on day 21 after an auto accident.

Today is Day 1 of a new life for our son... an abundant life available only through Jesus Christ.

I do not know why God did not take him during the accident, but I do cherish the 21 days we had to be with him and pray for him and hold his hand. I do not know for what purposes God gave us these 21 days of trial, but I know that He causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. I believe that Lucas did love Him, and was called according to His purpose, and that just like he had been reconciled to me after a period of rebellion, God has reconciled Lucas to Himself through Jesus Christ, perhaps even during these 21 days.

This is not the end of our trial. Our grief is only beginning. But our trust remains in Him, for He is good. We have wounds right now that are bleeding and that are more painful than I could ever imagine. But I also know that those wounds will heal. We will have scars, but they will no longer bleed. By His stripes we are healed.

We are so grateful for your prayers, scriptures, and messages of encouragement. You have shared in our burden. Will you please continue in prayer for us, that God will give us great healing and great peace--a peace that surpasses all earthly understanding. I believe God has answered our prayers for healing for Lucas in a very remarkable way. He has given him life; life more abundantly than he has ever known.

We will update when we have more information on arrangements. We do plan to have his funeral in Chapel Hill.

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. (Job 1:21b)

God is good indeed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 20

We are thankful for your prayers for healing for Lucas. Continue to pray for God's wisdom, strength, and courage for us also.

Pray for Adam Root and for his wife, Amy, and daughter, MacKenzie. Adam was discharged to a rehabilitation facility, but is returning to the ICU because of recurrent swelling in his brain. Continue to pray for Heather's uncle Mikey, diagnosed with brain cancer. And pray for our nurse today (Ellyn) who has a close family member seriously ill, that God would give them wisdom for treatment options.

We are blessed by a great God who encourages us through your prayers and messages to us.

God is good.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day 19

Lucas' exam is essentially unchanged. We continue to pray for God's healing and for His wisdom, strength, and courage for our family. Thank you all for your continued prayers, verses, and notes of encouragement. You share our burden and grief in a remarkable way.

God is good.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 18

Thank you for your continued prayers and notes of encouragement. Please pray for healing for our son. Pray for God's wisdom for us. Pray for God's will in all things.

God is good.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 17


The pentobarbital level is now negligible. Lucas is no longer in an induced coma, but there is as yet no significant neurological response. We continue to pray for the Lord to work mightily in healing his brain.

Please pray for continued strength, courage, and especially wisdom for all of us.

We love you all.

God is good.