In loving memory

This is an extremely difficult post for me to write as Chris and I had a dear friend pass away last Tuesday from a motorcycle accident. This last week has been extremely difficult as we grieve over a life that was taken from us way too soon. Jeremy was a guy that lived life to it's fullest and always had a smile on his face while doing so.  He loved our God with all of his heart and was an obedient Christ follower. Knowing that he is in heaven brings comfort to us, but our hearts still ache with knowing that we will not see his face again here on this earth. Jeremy and I were in the same class at Landmark, and Chris and Jeremy were on the same wrestling team. We both have very fond memories of Jeremy that will never be forgotten. The funeral service was this past weekend in Georgia and we were among HUNDREDS who were there to support his family and to say goodbye to a friend. The service was difficult for us all, but what a beautiful celebration of Jeremy's life. He impacted so many people in his short 27 years here on earth and I know that God will use this to work a miracle in someone's life. We love and miss him but know that we will see him again one day. We look forward to him greeting us at Heaven's gate one day. Until then, it is our desire to live life like Jeremy did and that when it is our time to go, we will leave a legacy just like he did. We did see several old high school friends and it was quite the reuninon- we only wish it had been under different circumstances. We know that Jeremy was smiling down on us and enjoying his view with God at his side. What an incredible picture I've had in my mind of Jeremy entering into heaven and running around with so much excitement as he explored his new home with our Heavenly Father. I can see his grin now. I'm not sure if I'll ever stop thinking about Jeremy.... I will be driving down the road and he will come to mind and I just start crying. Of course, I'm more sad for myself, because I know he would never want to be back here after all that he is experiencing with our Lord in Heaven. Jeremy- you were a great friend to us all and you impacted us more than you will ever know. Thank you for living life to it's fullest!  We love you!

Here are just a few pictures that we have with Jeremy. I can't wait to go through all of the others!

Senior Year- 2003

At a wedding in 2006 with Coach G- a mentor and father to us all. 

I think this was our senior year of high school....

All of the Landmark wrestlers from the past 20 years at Jeremy's funeral.... his dad stood in for him (2nd row, right, blue shirt)


The Sanders said...

Sorry for your loss Abby. It's never easy that's for sure. We just went to Eddy's Grandma's funeral last week.
So thankful we can celebrates lives that were lived in service to Christ!

Amanda Archer said...

That is such a sweet post! We will certainly never forget him! love you so much sister!