So many of you have heard the story of the murder of my nephew; 8 years ago. He trusted people he shouldn’t have; he wanted to make money in an effort to make a difference. NO ONE, No One knows him, knew him like his adoring aunts and parents did.
The media will build a story to sell Television time; but they didn’t know him.
Today, after 8 years of waiting…his murderer was charged with Life without the option of any parole. We rejoice, but we still miss Christopher every single day.
He was our first nephew; the first grandson. Because of this the love that hovered over him was wildly deep! He was a treasure in every way.
His journey to make financial strides as an adult led him to trust people that were untrustworthy. The man who took Chris’s life and stole his identity was on the Missions Team at Saddleback Church. He was a charlatan impersonating a man of God. I called Saddleback; they profusely apologized for trusting such an evil man.
It is so hard to fathom that this monstrosity has become part of our family’s story. Did we sin? Is God angry with us? What??? And yet, in God’s grace He continues to reveal that it rains on the just and the unjust.
My brave sister and her husband and family have chosen to trust God in their loss; they have believed He would see them through. He has.
I, through the tears, through the anger, and through the sadness, choose to trust God as well.
On that sweet day, when my life is over and God takes me home….my eyes will be peeled on those that have gone before me and when my eyes land on Christopher I will run faster; with outstretched arms, than I’ve ever run before. I will be home.
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What a beautiful post! May God continue to wrap His arms around your entire family as you heal from this terrible chapter of your lives. My prayers remain with all of you as learn to learn to go on, awaiting that glorious reunion. It will be epic!
Lee Ann–thank you for always caring about our family!
This is such powerful news, and I cannot imagine the tumult of feelings, precious Dianna! Such a sweet reunion it will be!!
Mary~ so grateful we are moving forward.Thank you for your always meaningful prayers to see us through!
May God continue to comfort you. I understand your grief. My niece passed away 21 months ago of brain cancer. I miss her so much, but I know I will see her one day. Our hope is in a gracious God!❤️
Linda! Ah, I miss you friend. I am so sorry for your loss–heaven looks sweeter everyday!
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Many years have passed. Have you and your family been able to forgive the man that took Christopher’s precious life?
I enjoy reading your words of inspiration.
Thank you Donna-yes we did. It was his work associate- he is finally in prison. We have forgiven yet not forgotten— God is faithful to bring peace. Thank you for reaching out.