Our hearts are breaking today. On Oct. 25th Matt's cousin, Shane was killed in a car accident while on duty as a Phoenix Police Officer. He was 25 years old and leaves behind a beautiful wife and 3 month old daughter. What a sad, sad day for us all. We find comfort in the gospel. I am so grateful that Aunt Jeanine and Uncle Lavar are home from their mission to provide support for Cory, Jerilyn, Austin, Bronson, and Cassidy. We visited with them all on Sunday night and felt their sorrow and strength. There was ache in their eyes as their heads hung. Uncle Lavar's home was peaceful, there was a source of strength there. Jerilyn's family was able to go there and be fed spiritually and physically. What a blessing!
Shane was loved by so, so many. I think about all the stories that I hear about him and I know there are no regrets. He always did what was right. Such an example to those around him. As Popsie said, "He has moved Upward and Onward".
I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father and the "Tender Mercies" He bestows upon us here. In times like these I believe He surrounds us with more angels to provide strength to handle those things that He knows are going to be hard for us. He doesn't abandon us He carries us and tries to prepare us. His heart aches with ours. We are so blest to know what we know. The power of the Priesthood surrounds us.
I pray that all the Figueroa's will be blest with an added measure of strength this Friday and Saturday. They will need it. They will be surrounded with love.
I am grateful that Shane's legacy lives on through Kenzlie!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
So here it is. One of the many reasons blogging has so been on the back burner. Anyone who wants to come and enjoy is more than welcome!!! No pressure!!! I am doing a Craft Night on Oct. 21st featuring the items above. Check out the kick bum prices. YEAH!!! We love cheap especially right before Christmas. Let me know if you see something you like. Thanks Y'all!!!