Today is a sad day for our family. It will mark a time in history and be a scar on our hearts forever. This afternoon, my beloved sister will stand in a courtroom by herself and say good-bye to the love of her life. We all feel a sense of great loss. I have lost a long-time, high-school friend, but more importantly someone who is like a brother to me. My children are losing a dear man, their uncle, who was an example of integrity and valor. Without a word, we say good-bye. Forever trusting in the Lord. He is sufficient.
Even in this.
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord.