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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sobering

Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. Job 1:21

Received some very sobering news yesterday of the passing of my cousin. He was a extremely bright boy, with everything going for him, a year or so away from becoming a doctor. Oh how our hearts broke, why??? Addiction is a powerful force, we thought he had it beat... We all hear of tradigies like this happening, but when it hits home, you ask yourself what could we have done to help? God does give the power of choice, and we must all make our own. Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated for my uncle and his daughter, who are hurting.  
A donation in Alex's name payable to the Dr. Virginia L. Martin Endowed Science Scholarship - Queens University. Donations can be sent to:
Queens University of Charlotte
ATTN: Dr. Virginia L. Martin Endowed Science Scholarship
1900 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28274
(please include Alex Uhler's name in a memo line) 
The closest I feel to God, is in the night right before I fall asleep, this is when I realize yes I have a great family, people who love me, but really it's between God and I, no one else, when I die, I'll die alone, I just want to make sure my heart is right before my maker! Love, Shirley

5 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear such sad news. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Thanks Audra, much appreciated Alex was a sweet spirit he'll be missed!

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  3. So very sorry for your loss... Sending prayers of peace and comfort.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my 17 year old son to brain cancer. I could not for the life of me understand WHY?? It took awhile before I could grasp that the Lord calls all of his children back home one by one. I can now say that all of the suffering my sweet boy went through was all for the glory of God! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God be with you and grant peace on you and yours.

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  5. So sorry Cathy for your loss, can't imagine the pain. There is comfort in knowing that we all return to our maker, thanks for the wise words:)

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