Thursday, December 11, 2008

Remembering Leah

One year ago today, our young friend, Leah Conner, passed away. It was one of the most heartwrenching days I've ever experienced as a pastor.

A lot has happened over these past twelve months. Sometimes it seems like an eternity since Leah's death. At other times, it seems like just yesterday.

Please pray for Leah's family on this day of remembrance.

6 comments:

Sarah Walport said...

She is missed so much by so many of us. Seems it's sunny today for a reason.

Jan said...

Leah was an inspiration to all as woman of Faith. I miss her warmth and her soft voice and the way she loved me.... She LOVED her BOYS Austin and Hayden and Her Husban Aaron with all her heart..there is no doubt. I ran accross this poem .. thought I'd share it ..

The Chain

We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
God Bless all her friends and family and Pastor Mark who gave us allcomfort even as his heart was breaking also.

Leah's Auntie Jan John 3:16

Steve Gerich said...

Leah journeyed far in her faith in her short time with us. Oh to be like her in that way.

Anonymous said...

If I were to die before old age I would want a worship just like hers for my funeral. It was the most uplifting service that I have ever been to.

Anonymous said...

It seems much longer than a year, but in the same breath, it seems like Leah was just here. I can picture her in my mind, loving on her family, and on the little ones in the nursery at church. Leah brought sunlight into a room, not because of her lovely blonde hair, but because of her loving spirit. We were blessed to have known her as a friend, and we look forward to the day when we will see her again.
Sue B.

Michele Englund said...

May we all take strength in the Faith Leah had for our Lord. I miss her dearly, think of her daily. I miss her voice, her smile, and her beautiful eyes. I look into Austins' eyes and see Leahs' eyes looking back at me. She will forever be with us in our hearts.
Michele (Leah's Mom)