Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Look Back

Two years ago my little sister's boyfriend of 2 years lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident. It shook our entire family and it is something that we will never forget. His family lives in New York and we had never had the privilege of meeting. They decided to meet us in Florida for Jordan's college graduation. I had no idea how truly wonderful they were! We bonded with the Rose family immediately! I can't even begin to imagine what they have been through, and yet were all smiles. We felt such joy being around them. Mr. Rose plays the guitar and he would play us worship songs during the down time...His love for the Lord shines through his voice! I know this strength comes straight from the Lord.

Before his death, Josiah was planning on proposing. Jordan found the ring while going through his things. "You guys would have been the best in -laws" Mr. Rose told me. I assured him that they are our family regardless of what happened! I'm so thankful to have met them and hope that we continue to remain close throughout the years! They are planning a trip to visit us in Denver sometime in the near future. We are so excited!


Amy said...

I couldn't agree more wholeheartedly. Roses- you were an absolute joy to meet, and I truly feel we are now forever family... I am so amazed and inspired by your strength. Please know that through your deep struggle, even others have grown- seeing you last weekend deepened my relationship with the Lord and really spoke to me. The eyes are truly windows to the soul, and I feel like I did get a small glimpse of yours...the pain, the anger, the hope, the strength... Oh, how I am reminded- God is with us ALWAYS, NO MATTER WHAT, and we truly have no fear in life or death, because the VICTORY is already won! You guys are a blessing to us! xo

Nancy said...

Wow...what an amazing bond with that family you have. That is VERY special.