Remembering my brother

It has been a year since my brother, Jordan went to be with Jesus. Please read what my Mom wrote about him.

A year ago today our precious son and friend, Jordan, graduated into the presence of the fullness of joy--Jesus Christ.  He was such a joy to be around--such a great spirit about him.  He was tremendously brave, kind, humorous, and loving.  We so miss him and it seems just like yesterday that he was with us.  We are so happy that his suffering is over and that he is in the presence of the fullness of joy, but we so miss him and wish he were here healthy and cured of cancer. We don't know why he suffered and had such a short life. I long to give him a huge hug and laugh with him. I wish I could pick up the phone to call him and see what he is doing today. I miss it when he would pick me up and twirl me around and make me dizzy.  He was such a joy.

i Thessalonians 4:17-18 NKJV "Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18) Therefore comfort one another with these words."

I so appreciate all of your words of encouragement during the last almost 2 years.  The Lord's grace has poured out on us during times of sorrow and grief and He has given us joy and purpose.  i know that things will never be just the same anymore, but I pray that we will be deeper into the Lord and His love. We hope that Jordan's story will forever go on to glorify his Savior.  We pray that many will come to know Christ personally because of Jordan's testimony. Thanks for your continued prayers for us and for so many who have children who are in the treatment phases of their cancer treatment. Pray that cures will be found to cure all cancers and especially epithelial sarcoma. May you feel the Lord's arms of love around you today.

"When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, "It is well, it is well with my soul. (vs 3) My sin-O, the bliss of this glorious thought, my sin-not in part but the whole, is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more, praise the Lord, praise the Lord; O my soul! It is well, with my soul, it is well, it is well with my soul" (song by Horatio G. Spafford and Philip P. Bliss)

May God bless you all today. Please tightly hug your loved ones and be as cordial as you can to everyone you meet--they may be having a bad day. Love, Jennifer and family

Remember

Life is flying by right now with camps, meetings, plans and everything else. To be honest, I miss my brother a whole lot. A big part of me still cannot believe he is gone and in Heaven with Jesus. I am so thankful for all the great times we had and his awesome example of bravery, humility and strength. You see, I am his older brother and if you know me well, you know that I have many weaknesses. Jordan's life continues to show me an example of Christ's love. I ask you to please tell your family and friends that you love them. Do not take your family for granted, cherish the time you have together and live in peace and harmony with each other.

"What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." James 4:14

Justin, my younger brother has an awesome gift in making films. This video below speaks more than words could ever say.

Life is short. Live everyday as if it were your last. I love you Jordan.