Saturday, March 26, 2011

Annie's Memorial Service

Please accept our invitation to join us next Saturday, April 2, 2011, to celebrate Annie's brief, but very full life. The service will begin at 11 AM, at Northlake Christian Church, 19029 North Road, Bothell, WA 98012. A reception will follow.

I need to tell you how comforting your comments have been. It's quiet around here today--no medicines to prepare, no little Miss Muffet to hold...but your love and prayers help us bear the load of grief.

Jean

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

No doubt you guys need some quiet. Noise will return soon enough.

verification is "change"



see you Monday

U Dan

Marilyn said...

Hotel booked; flight arrangements being made. Looking forward to seeing all of you next week!

Dusty said...

Jean,

You and your family will be in my thoughts and heart today and every day.

Dusty

Anonymous said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sue Williamson from Parents of Adrenal Insufficient children support group

Anonymous said...

Just in case no one has told you yet, you have permission. Permission to be still; breathe deeply; hold your boys, Olivia and eachother; not answer the phone; not respond to text messges; to cry randomly; to cry deeply; to smell blankies and cuddle toys; to be proud of all you've done, how hard you fought, the daily battles that were won; to ask why; to laugh at old photos; to cherish.

Love you guys-
Maurita

Lora-Joy said...

Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. Even though we don't know you in person, our hearts are deeply sad for your loss. Your faith in God and his plan for Annie's life is an inspiration to so many. Jeremiah 29:11

Lora-Joy Adzima
Parents of Adrenal Insufficient Children Support Group

4monkeys said...

You are not alone in your sorrow- but no one will be able to carry it as you do. I wish there were words. I am so sorry for your loss. Annie is a testament to what a wonderful family you are.

Anonymous said...

We should remind everyone who wants to come up from the south that 405 will be closed through Bellevue all next weekend and that they can take I-5 to 164th.

Taylor

Anonymous said...

I also have a little girl called Annie (20 mths) she also has adrenal insufficiency. I can't imagine what you must be going through. i am thinking of you, your family and your beautiful daughter.

Anonymous said...

Aunt Jean, Uncle Bill, Taylor, Peter, Cris, Iggy, Andy, David, Jack and Olivia,
We are so very sorry and we wish we could be there for you all on Saturday but you all will be in our prayers, as will Annalee - such a beautiful name for such a wonderful spirited little girl.
Please know we are thinking of you all.
Love, Jim, Kendra, Drew, & Lauren

uncle jeff said...

praying for the sullivan's :)

Jean said...

Thank you all--we feel God's love through your words and your prayers.

Anonymous said...

Jean, Bill and all -- You continue to be on my heart and in my prayers frequently. I am so sorry Annie's healing came about in the way it did but I am glad I will be able to celebrate her life with you on Saturday. Annie has blessed so many lives in her own short one. You are so loved.

Sue Powell

Anonymous said...

Jean. Words cannot possibly express the sadness and sorrow I am feeling at having learned this horrible news. I am so, so sorry for you and your family. God Bless your little girl.

-- Jessica