... Blessed be the name of the LORD.
Yesterday held both rejoicing and mourning. Mark & Marlene got to meet their little Jared for the first time - how awesome is that! I can't wait to meet him and hear how everything went. The beginning of a life on earth, and a reminder that God is such a good giver of gifts.
God also takes away. Last night, Craig VanderVeen - one of the most awesome guys I've ever been privileged to be friends with, died in a car accident. He was at home in Manitoba - and get this, his facebook status was "Craig is home - booyah!" I don't think his status could reflect any better what he's experiencing right now.
Craig was focused, sincere, a great friend, smart, hilarious, and one of the most committed Christians I know. I'm going to miss him...
There are a lot of people who were closer to him than me, and loved him more, so please pray. But also rejoice - because Craig is truly home.