Friday, June 02, 2006
Dear Ones Celebrating Lynae
RuthAnn, her mother, and sister-in-law, Debbie, hosted a Red Hat Tea for her brother's wife last month. Lynae is shown, seated, with her friends and family gathered around. Her daughters, mother, sister, sister-in-laws, mother-in-law and friends shared this special moment with her. Lynae's Red Hat Tea was especially meaningful for her because it demonstrated an outpouring of love and care from those she holds dear. A little over a year ago, Lynae and her husband lost their beloved second son, Brandon, in a tragic car accident. He was a gifted young man who was studying for the ministry to work with youth and was expressive in sharing his faith. At the time of his death, he had taken a year off of college to be a volunteer youth chaplain at a Christian high school. Lynae is an example of graceful survivorship with her strong faith and determination to still live life to the fullest by investing her time and love in her daughters, eldest son and his wife, husband, and extended family, all the while experiencing her heart-wrenching loss and grief journey over her loss of Brandon. It's her strong faith and dependence on God that has been her lifeline and provided her with strength & courage to keep going.