This week was a tough one. We lost two people who were truly so close to our family. Amber Chase was such an amazing example of faith to us and truly we were honored to have as much extra time with her than we thought we would. She showed me how no matter what the circumstance is, God loves each one of us, and he has a different plan for each of us, but he knows what is best and he will give us the trials WE need to help us become the people that he knows we can be.
Stephanie Hunter Johnson was taken from this life so abruptly and it is so surreal that she is not on this earth any longer. I constantly see her smiling face in my head and can't think of anyone who cared about others more than she did. I wrote some thoughts about her in my journal I thought I would share...
It truly broke my heart to see such an amazing woman leave so many friends and family after such a short time here on this earth. I do find comfort in the knowledge of the gospel and the eternal plan that the Lord has in mind for each of us, but it still stings to have such a beautiful daughter of God gone from our presence. My heart goes out to John and over the last few days, it is thoughts of him and his continued journey here that bring tears to my eyes and inspire prayers on his behalf. Stephanie was truly a remarkable girl and I only wish that I could have told her how much I truly did appreciate the friendship and example that she was to each of my siblings. Thanks for everything Steph! Know that we miss you and I hope that you will now get to see all the many lives that you have touched in the short time you were here on this earth.
We took a ride up to Copperton the other day and took a couple pictures. Cute little town 10 minutes from SLC. Loved it! Such cute homes with so much character! If we stick around, we might consider it.