Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Love Unbounded, Love Overflowing

My heart is constantly full of contrasting emotions. I'm living with love and anger and pain and confusion and laughter and grief and joy. We all are. We're laughing and we're weeping and we're planning and we're questioning and we're energized and we're spent.

But mostly, we're we. We're this big mass of grieving family, loving each other more fully than ever ever before.

And we're surrounded, overwhelmed by the love of all of you, by your prayers, by your constant support. I could write all night about the amazing service you've provided. We've been blessed with financial support, gifts of time and care packages for our long drives, food, food and more delicious food, kind words and prayers. Your love is carrying us. Words are not enough now and will never be enough to thank you sufficiently.

But I'll try.

THANK YOU. Thank you with all of my heart. I've been on the other side of tragedy, wanting to help and not knowing how. And now I know that every little thing is not insignificant. Every card is read and cherished. Every bite of food is eaten with gratitude. Every prayer deepens the cushion protecting us from our pain.

Some information:

Brent's funeral will be on Friday at 10 am at the Anaheim California East Stake Center, 441 S. Fairmont Blvd, with a viewing at 9 am.

Also, we have decided to create a memorial fund to honor Brent. In lieu of flowers, donations for Doctors without Borders, Brent's favorite charity, are welcome through this link.

Again, thank you. We're getting through this one day at a time. We miss Brent.


Lara said...

Kerri, I've been thinking about you and your family so much. I am happy that you have such a great support system. You're in my prayers.

eredd said...

I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face! I am sickened by your loss! There words I have to offer must feel hollow. Although, I need you to know that I am praying for you and that I am So sorry!!!!! Please let me help you in any way I can!!
love EM

Malisa said...

I've been avoiding reading this. I knew it would be hard to see your experience through you're words. You know I love and care and pray for you and your family. I'm so sorry.

Malisa said...

I see that I spelled 'your' incorrectly. It's hard to spell when you're looking through tears.

Austin and Leslie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I can't imagine the way this must feel. Austin and I send our love and many prayers your way.

Natalie said...

Kerri, again, beautiful post. I am so sorry for your loss and the ache you must feel, the void.. it must be unbearable at times. I admire your strength. I've been thinking a lot about you. I hope that the funeral goes well and I'll keep praying for you and your family.