Earlier today, Sammy took his last earthly breath, and grew his wings. Our sweet Sammy has no more pain, no more suffering. He has won his battle with cancer. He is finally FREE. He can dance again. He can run again. He can sing again. It is with broken hearts he leaves our arms, and is received into the arms of Jesus.
Our plan is to have a Celebration of Life memorial service here in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, April 20th, most likely in the late afternoon/early evening. We will then be taking Sammy to West Chester, Pennsylvania, where he will be buried alongside his Grandpa Dave (Kristen's dad). Our plan is to have a second memorial service in the West Chester, PA area on May 5th, followed by his burial. We will give specifics, as we firm our plans.
(Update : Sammy's Celebration in Pennsylvania will be held on Saturday, May 5th at 10am at Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, followed by his burial. This celebration will have a closed casket. )
Continue to cover our family in prayer. Pray for us in the minutes, hours, and days ahead. Cover us with prayers of comfort, peace and strength. Pray for our hearts as we mourn the absence of our Sammy and navigate learning a new way to live life. Pray for Logan as he adjusts to Sammy not being with us. Pray for our marriage, as we navigate moving forward without our oldest son. Pray for our family that is traveling and spending time with us in the time ahead. Send praises to our heavenly father for his mercy and grace, as Sammy made his transition from his earthly body. Sing praises that Sammy is restored, that he has been given ultimate healing of Christ. Sing praises to our faithful father, that Sammy is spending eternity in heaven with him. Sing praises that one day we will see Sammy again. This world is not forever, and one day we too will get see the wonder of an eternity in heaven with our son.
1 Peter 5:10
1 Samuel 1:27
1 Samuel 1:27