Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The loss of a dear friend

Our Steele Creek community suffered a great loss this past weekend. Our friend and church music director, Cindy Furr, and her precious daughter Mackie were killed in a terrible car crash Saturday evening. It is so hard to make sense of such a tragic event and it has been a daily, even hourly, struggle to face this reality. In this time of mourning and uncertainty, I have been blessed to experience the amazing warmth of God’s comforting arms and through these moments, know that God is with us. Although tough, I trust that God is in control and will console us in this most incomprehensible hardship.

When I think of Cindy, I feel the warmth of her smiling face and positive outlook. As we remember Cindy, I know that her life and passion will live on through all of us that were touched by her loving presence. Please join me in praying for our community and for Cindy’s husband Steve as he has suffered the loss of his wife and daughter so suddenly.

Charlotte Observer Article

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you, when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; for you are my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me abide in your tent forever, find refuge under the shelter of your wings.
Psalm 61: 1-4


Jean Day said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful mother and daughter!

I was just looking at one of my old note cards you illustrated that has inspired me for years, Treasures of the Heart. I'm quite sure that was why I started making miniature fabric kits. Such a lovely painting!
Hugs, Jean

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss; beyond words. My daughter too, was killed in a car accident when she was only 34, but I know her heart was 'on fire' for our Lord, and she is in His arms today. What comfort our God gives us in this promise!
Ginger Edmonds Spokane, WA