Monday, October 14, 2013


I got a phone call Friday that knocked me off my feet... the kind that leaves you punched in the stomach.

A phone call of a young life that had been lost....

My sweet friend, Stephanie, that we lost in 2007 of Liver Cancer... her oldest daughter, Amber had passed away earlier that morning...

Stephanie & Amber with Amber's middle daughter

Amber was just in her 30's... she has 3 children... & recently got married & also has 3 step children...

I sat in shock when I heard the words that she passed away.  Some things just don't seem real in life.  Like they can't happen.  They shouldn't happen.

While Amber lived in this area to be near her mother & to have her children be near to their grandmother, Ricky & I really grew to know Amber... loved her kids
... our tree house is still full of their drawings & coloring book pages.

She made us dinner many times... fettuccini alfredo being a specialty.
We worshipped together...
We shared Christmas' together & I was able to join in their family Christmas traditions.
I got to help her with her daughter's Halloween party ...we had more fun then the kids did.
I always wished I could have her passion for cleaning....
She loved her kids intensely & protectively...
I held her mother's hands after she passed away so Amber could paint her finger nails.

We love Amber...

All weekend long, Ricky & I would be doing random things & then we'd stop & look at each other & say, "I can't believe it"

So I just ask for you to pray for her family... her siblings... her children. 
Her 3 beautiful babies... I can't imagine what they are going through... at such a young age, they shouldn't have to go through this...

The one thing I find comfort in... I know Amber loved her Heavenly Father... she loved Jesus... so I just imagine the reunions in heaven with her mother & father have to be just full of joy.

The loss reminds me of the verse:

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while & then vanishes
~James 4:14

Enjoy today...
Live for today...
LOVE today...

we don't know what will happen tomorrow...


  1. Amber was a sweet soul. I also thought of the joyous reunion in heaven. I'm broken hearted for the family.... they have endured so much loss! Prayers for all!

  2. Amber was a sweet soul. I also thought of the joyous reunion in heaven. I'm broken hearted for the family.... they have endured so much loss! Prayers for all!

  3. Hearing of death at such a young age makes me so grateful for the fact that we do not grieve as those who have no hope! But we do grieve and I'm s sorry for this loss.

  4. I'm so sorry, Rebecca Jo! What a difficult thing to go through (again). Praying for you and this family!

  5. Oh my word!! I am so sorry to hear about her passing. Hugs to you, and good thoughts and prayers to her family.

  6. I'm so sorry for your loss ... and am praying for the family she left behind.

  7. I will keep family and you all in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  8. So sad, my heart aches for you and her family. I will keep everyone in my prayers. ((HUGS))

  9. Rebecca Jo, I am so very sorry!! Is this Ryan's sister or do I have my people mixed up?

    Praying friend ~~ love you ~~ dawn

  10. So sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family!

  11. I just now had the chance to read your post. My deepest condolences for all who loved Amber. It really is heartbreaking. I'm so sad for her children. Please know that I'll be lifting you and her family up in my prayers. May memories bring you, and in the days ahead. Big hugs, my friend.


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