Monday, June 9, 2014

Thank you so much for all your kind words and prayers.  We spoke with Megan yesterday on the phone.  The senior couple is taking great care of her (I'm giving a shout out for you older folks to go on a mission - I couldn't be more blessed than to have this senior couple looking out for my daughter).  She spent the night with them last night.  The mission president is actually going to be in her area today (she is four hours away from mission home) so she will talk to him about being able to Skype the funeral.  We will accept whatever the mission president says:)  Megan sounded good.  I told her all about the last month and about how peacefully he passed.  All I can do is pray for her to be comforted being so far away.  But she is in a good place.  a place where she needs to be.  We couldn't be prouder.  Perhaps, Chris will visit her - after he stops talking to EVERYONE he knows and doesn't know. lol. 
I have a lot to do today.  Yesterday, the funeral home was closed and so I will meet with them today.  I am going to have the viewing on Thursday, June 12th (time not in stone yet) and the funeral on FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH.  If you have forgotten.  Chris and I were married on FRIDAY, the 13th so to me it just makes sense to have his funeral on a GOOD day for us.  He would love it. 
We are very sad that he is gone but we know that he is soooooo happy.  He has been in constant pain for FIVE in a half years.  Now, he is running, jumping, doing magic tricks, TALKING, TALKING and more TALKING and I know he is singing (for sure Disney songs - Frozen:):) We can't wait to see the Chris we knew.  NO MORE PAIN!!!! 
I know this church is true.  I couldn't get through this without the knowledge that I will be with him again.  Families are forever!!  don't take your spouse for granted.  do something nice for them today.  I miss mine a ton.
love, Ricki


Wanda Jean Wach said...

Ricki: Your postings have meant so much to me and others I am sure, especially during these last few trying months. It's a way to get an update on Chris, you and the family without having to be invasive with a phone call to you. THANK YOU for writing again this morning. It lifts my spirits to know how Megan is doing, how you are doing, and everyone else. Love you SO much.

Debby Brown said...

I am sitting here at work crying, not out of sadness but because of your beautiful testimony and great love you have for Chris. You've always been an example for me and I hope when it comes Jim's time that I will handle it with the class and grace that you have. You are one of a kind, both of you. You're a hard act. to follow. Love you Ricki.

Colette said...

I can hear your voice as I read this... there you go again, comforting everyone with your testimony, joy for life and love for Chris! Love you friend, big hugs to you this week and always.

Lauren said...

I don't know if you saw my FB post to you yesterday, but I can't tell you enough how much we appreciate your family's beautiful example of Christlike living. We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you! You are awesome girl! Love ya!