Thursday, February 10, 2011

The beginning of the end of the beginning...

Time is rapidly winding down in terms of the business end of saying goodbye.  Tomorrow will be spent doing visitation and services follow on Saturday.

A memorial fund has been established, even though we have not decided how it will be used.

Anyone who would like to donate is welcome to:
Sara Cole Memorial Fund
c/o Flagstar Bank
2000 Horton Road
Jackson, MI 49203

We will decide, at a later date and as a family, how to use the memorial.  Sara had many things she loved and was passionate about, the decision(s) will not be easy.

I truly appreciate the thousands of readers who have shared in this journey with me.

Writing here has been therapeutic and uplifting.  Your comments have lifted me on angel's wings.

As Saturday passes, things will get much more quiet in my life.  The new "normal" will begin to transition in, slowly and painfully.  As such, you, gentle reader, may not find as much activity on this blog as has taken place over the past week.

Before I slip into a habit of posting less frequently, I want to address something that has been on my heart and mind this entire week.

I have had many people say to me, write to me, say about me, and write about me about what a great "man of God" I am.  I'm not sure I can live up to the bar that has been set.

What you've seen in me over the past few days has little to do with being a strong and vibrant Man of Faith.   I am a man who feels like all this world held for him has been stripped away, leaving him standing cold and naked, with two choices:  cling to the Rock or let go.  I have no choice.  I must cling to the Rock.  All else is misery, selfish humanity, and destructive despair.

Your prayers have been appreciated.  They have helped my fingers hold fast.  I will be clinging here for some time to come, and want you to know how much your support has meant and how long it will last.

Thank you, friends,