Rick and I will conduct the memorial service for Cynthia's dad at 2:00 p.m. We look forward to a comforting time rejoicing in God's grace and the joy of the living hope we have in Christ Jesus. Mr. Howell is "present with the Lord"--"which is far better," and we do rejoice. Our goal will be to help the family and friends rest in God's love and grace to us in the Lord Jesus Christ.
There was a large crowd that passed through the visitation last evening; a testament to Mr. Howell's good influence on so many. Cynthia and I grew up in the same neighborhood (I graduated highschool with her older brother; she was two classes behind us), so we saw folks we haven't seen since we were kids!
We appreciate all the expressions of love from so many friends. It means a great deal to enjoy a bit of "oneanothering" at a time like this.