Monday, September 24, 2007

Randy's sister Sharon died today of cervical cancer.

We were about to leave the house to go out for my birthday when his brother called and said that Sharon took her last few breaths.

Please pray for our family, especially Randy's Mom Shirley and Nathan, Sharon's husband.

12 comments:

Ashlee said...

I am so sorry to hear that. Our prayers are with y'all and Randy's family.

Talitha koum said...

Oh sweet sister. Please do not think of this day and the sorrow of a lost life. Please think of this day as celebration in remembrance of a life lived and a life born, this day 30 years ago. A life that has been a gift to so many. Why did she have to die on your birthday? Another question for Jesus. Maybe he could not stand one more day of her suffering. Maybe in some strange way that we cannot understand fully right now- He was giving you a gift to rejoice in the knowledge that Sharon is with Jesus and she will never hurt again. I know you trust Him. I know it is hard. Please know that you are not alone in this. You are loved very, very much. I wanted to do something wonderful for you all day, but all I can do is pray that you will feel surrounded by His love as will Randy, Shirley and Nathan.

Pamelotta said...

Wow, there's not really much for me to say after what Trish said. She has such a way with words.

I do know how much you like to be in the presence of Jesus and to know that Sharon is experiencing that right now makes me thankful that she is not hurting anymore. I know we wanted something different, but I think God maybe gave you yesterday to prepare you for today. I love you so much. I just want to be there to hug you right now.

Tim said...

I second that Pam.
I pray you will have the power to be a tower of strength and faith, to trust God for the family in time of weakness. Reflect often on Bryan's word. Love you, Tim

A life I live... said...

There's a country song that I've been singing over you all morning long. It's about a mother and a daughter and how the mother helps the daughter in times of trouble and sorrow, but the courus goes like this...

"time will ease your pain, life's about changin', nothing ever stays the same"...and she said "how can I help you to say good-bye, it's okay to hurt, and it's okay to cry, come let me hold you and I will try...how can i help you...to say goodbye"

I love you so much Brandi...

Cherryberry said...

Know that we love you and are here for whatever you and your family might need right now. I know this is tough on everyone, but I also know that God has the perfect plan.
Trust in him as you always do and rejoice for His mercey and love.
I love you

High in Demand said...

Thanks everyone.

It's a strange feeling. All at the same time I feel relieved for Sharon, sad for me and for our family and excited for Sharon for all she's doing right now.

My kids are sad. They had a hard day at school today.


Thank you for your encouragment and your prayers. You might get your husband to call Randy. People have called me but not him. I love all of you.

Aaron & Rachel said...

Brandi, I'm so sorry. I will definitely be praying for your kids, you, Randy and for Shirley & Nathan. I pray that your whole family will have a peace that really passes all understanding.

Francesca said...

Brandi, so I have looked at this post at least four times without commenting. Everytime I started everything sounded cliche. "Keep the faith." "She's with Jesus." While all of the statements are good and true I didn't want to type them. I wanted it to be untrue. Not for me, obviously, I have never even met Sharon. I wanted it to be untrue for you and your beautiful family. But I will say this while I will never understand the ways of our high God. I believe with all my heart that you are the present day Syrophenician women. People will tell stories of your family's faith long after you are all gone. The fact that you refuse to be offended by God will resound long after our mortal bodies. So I will leave you with three things I believe with my whole heart. Sharon is with Jesus. I love you more than I can say. And Miles will be healed.

High in Demand said...

Francesca,
The things you said to me on my blog were THE WORDS! I feel so inspired, as cheesy as that sounds. I was holding Miles tonight after I fed him a bottle and I just pictured myself kneeling before Jesus in front of crowds of people and still believing and asking him to heal my son even though others would have already given up. I didn't feel him answer me, and Miles didn't jump out of my lap and begin to walk, but I feel like Jesus is pleased with my request and that he's encouraging me to keep going and to keep asking him.

The words you wrote to me were the ones I needed to hear today. Randy's family just left my house after a long meeting with three pastors from Pioneer Drive. Instead of feeling drained I feel determined more than ever to see my son Miles totally and miraculously healed. You have no idea how much I needed someone to say that Miles was going to be healed. As I held him tonight I felt like I was holding VICTORY. It's only a matter of time.

Thank you so much! I love you!

Brandi

Of course I love all of you and I'm thankful for all your kind words. I just really needed to hear what Francesca had to say today. Thank you so much!

mccobbey said...

My heart hurts for you and your family. I appreciate you and all the things you say on your blog and despite the fact that we don't "know" each other, we are bound by a spiritual familial thread. I will be praying for the coming days for you and your family. Bless you.

God's Warrior Bride said...

My heart aches for you and your family but my heart is also grateful that Sharon's isn't in pain any more. You all will be in our prayers.