Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Gone, But Never Forgotten

Kim and I leave tomorrow to go walk in the valley of the shadow of death with Silvia, Anthony and the rest of their family. I'm ready. I'm hurting, but ready.

I have since found out that David's sudden and tragic death was not due to a massive stroke as earlier reported. Dave's death was caused by a ruptured pancreas which resulted in internal bleeding. Here is a picture of Dave and his wife and son. I can't believe he is gone. His passing has impacted me deeply and I've spent the better part of the past 48 hours with tears loitering near or leaping from my eyes.










Kim and I are praying that God will use us to bring comfort to the family. We beseech your prayers.

6 comments:

Amy C said...

They look like a sweet family. We will pray that God blesses them through your love and support this week.

Cassey Gibson said...

Joel, my heart aches with this news. Please know that we are praying endlessly for the Milani's as well as for you and Kim. My heart's in California tomorrow night...what an amazing difference Dave made in my life.

Brandon Scott said...

Oh buddy---I am so sorry. Sorry for you, sorry for them. I'll be thinking of you. Miss you and love you, bro.

Sam Middlebrook said...

I'll never, ever forget a smile that came to my face on the pier in San Francisco when some dude that was about 5'2" came up to him and said "You nuttin' but a chump!.. Nuttin' but a chump!". I smiled because I knew that Dave could rip the guy in half and then eat him without blinking, but didn't do anything about it.

I'm sorry for your loss, Joel, and I'm praying for his family.

Anonymous said...

dear joel,
I meant to respond to this post, but accidentally responded to your previous one, "heaven's huge heart."
Please read what I wrote there...as I felt led to share that with you and Kim...
love,
shannon linderman

Lovell's Lookout said...

Joel- I am so sorry.I am praying for you and Kim today and the Milan's. Hang in there. You are a mighty man of God.