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An Update from Sandy Farnham

Here is the latest update from Sandy. Continue remember her - and her family - in prayer!!

Dear Circle Family,

I wanted to catch you up. SATURDAY WAS HARD. A MIXTURE OF PAIN AND JOY. That morning at 11:00 our family placed Mikes urn in a wall at Palm Mortuary. All of us wrote notes and brought special little mementos to place in the vault.

I left the house before anyone else trying to gather myself. I was already falling apart. We cried, we prayed, we laughed at funny things Mike did...then we cried some more, but it was a precious time.

Driving back home I actually did a u-turn twice to go back. Then I'd remind myself that Mike wasn't there and turn around again. So hard not to turn back. While I was there it hit me that Mike was not only my husband, life companion, and best friend, but he was also my personal prayer warrior. I coveted his faithful prayers in every aspect of my life.

I'm doing well. Lots of little tear triggers that catch me off guard. I miss Mike so much, but I know where he is. I know he is the "ultimate" happy...and I know I will see him, again. My joy shines through my grief like the sun shines through the clouds, making them radiant. I love that image. It is a paraphrase from the devotional book "Streams in the Desert."

Friday night I was watching a news update on Isis. There was a man trying to find his wife, children, and sister who were taken by Isis. I know all he can think about is what terrors they are facing...rape, torture, painful death...and will he ever see them, again. That's unquenchable pain. My pain hurts deep, but I have JESUS...I have PEACE...I have HOPE. I am abundantly, abundantly, abundantly blessed and so very thankful.

This Thursday is Mikes birthday. I will have CHOCOLATE cake in his honor! So blessed by all of you.

Choosing JOY!

Love you,


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