Easter Sunday was a beautiful morning as we attended Sunrise Services in Wickenburg,AZ. Services were at 6:00 am, so we had to leave North Ranch by at least 5:30. We always get up at 4 am but still we had to scurry around to be ready to leave so early.
This is Pastor Dean, he was there and warming up when we arrived. He is one superb fellow that we adore in so many ways. He is an extremely talented musician, plays several different instruments and has a voice second to none. He is a great Pastor that delivers a powerful message in a wonderful manner. Rollie and Gina will enjoy this picture, as they too grew to love Pastor Dean. This is his 10TH year anniversary at The First Southern Baptist Church in Wickenburg....a true blessing for us and the Church.
It was near this same time a year ago that we received word of our son Mikel’s sudden death. Pastor Dean and his wife came to our house in North Ranch and sat with us for several hours. That touched my heart very much as his words were a special added comfort. Those days were tough. We thank God for our friends that were with us at the time and Pastor Dean and his wife.
Here comes the Sun!! The weather was perfect…… I even got to finish my morning coffee, as the pot was on!
Here is Paul and Nancy and Ms. Pat seated for the services and enjoying the Sunrise. What a wonderful celebration of the Resurrection of Christ.
As we all enjoyed the special morning, I couldn’t help but remember just one short year ago when we lost Mikel. As I’ve said before, some memories aren’t the best, or easy. However, we must move on as we have so much to be thankful for. I am still mourning my two boys, in my special way and I sure miss them. I hope you all understand. It is hard to explain and I ask for your patience.
God Bless you all!!
It is a GREAT WEEK!!!!
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Mike, you certainly are blessed in many ways, and your sons (all 3)have been a major part of that blessing. You say that Pastor Dean delivers a powerful message, but he is just the messenger -- the powerful message was sent out 2000 years ago! How great to have Pastor Dean be part of your life!
We do understand why you express your thoughts on the loss of your two boys. In our view, you are a model for acceptance and understanding - as tough as that may be.
I for one will never tire of hearing about any of your sons, They were sent here as a gift of God and now two have returned to Heaven. Anytime you want to talk about it with us please do,I would hope I had the patience that you do if I would be in that same place.Bless you my friend, you have a special place in our hearts & prayers. Sam & Donna..
I sure wish that Gina and I could have been there for the Easter Sunrise service. We really do miss Pastor Dean. We miss you and Mom a lot too. Praying that Mom's back is feeling better.
Love & Hugs,
Your pastor sounds like a wonderful man. So glad you got to celebrate the Resurrection even as you were remembering your grief. God Bless.
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