Yesterday we found out that Drew's grandmother has passed away. This is Drew's dad's mom. She has been aging rapidly since the death of her husband a few years ago and from what I have heard has had many complications. Her memory was the thing that I think I (and we all) missed the most in her because I never really got to know her, nor her me. She was not able to access her short term memory and thus felt that she was constantly neglected by the family, who really loved her and visited her on a constant basis. Though we are thankful that she is no longer suffering and perhaps now knows the love that she had here, we are so sad to have lost her. We especially want to lift up Drew's dad because this was his mother and we all know his heart is grieving the loss of his parents; you never outgrow your parents. Please pray that Drew's parents will have time to get things done that have to be done and to also take time for their own hearts.. all while running a business. Pray for the peace of the family and the salvation of anyone who has been resistant to the Lord.
Also, please pray for Drew. It is hard for Drew to see his dad so sorrowful and not be able to be near. He is also sick. Drew never gets sick but has some sort of cold or flu. We are taking preventative steps but he is really worn out. We will also be traveling home for the memorial service in a few weeks and need prayers for sensitivity and favor at work and school to be able to take the time away.
This is sort of a downer... but such is life.
May God be glorified in every circumstance.