Saturday, July 10, 2010

We extend our Sympathies to our friend and Collegue Terry Burns

Dear From the Heart reader;

This morning Terry Burns beloved Mother went home to be with the Lord after a short time in Hospice care.

We ask that you might remember Terry and His family in prayer. Loss is something all of us face at some time or another and it is never easy, even when they know the Lord.

Many of you have heard Terry share that his mother asked to be buried in her Wedding Dress. Her husband had preceded her in death and they had a wonderful and loving relationship.
What a touching tribute to a long marriage.

Thank you for standing with us in prayer for them all at this time.

May the God of all comfort , who comforts us in all our tribulations bring comfort to Terry at this time. 2 Corinthians 1:4.

With Love and prayers for Terry and his family,

Joyce, Tamela, and Diana


writer jim said...


Very sorry to hear of your loss.

That was SO MOVING about the wedding dress.

It made me decide to tell a true happening:

At a large family reunion, while swimmming, a Daddy was caught in the current. He was sucked under water and thrown into a small place where there was only a foot of airspace beteen water and a ceiling of rock. The current was too strong, it was impossible to swim back out. He knew no one would know exactly where he ended up.

For hours, there was a search. The
family was devastated: the loving Daddy was surely dead.

The man finally realized the oxygen was low in that small area, and he would soon be unable to think straight, and then he'd die anyway. So he made a decision to take a deep breath and dive down to where he felt the strong current below his knees. As he did that the current swept him away. He felt himself speeding with the current. His lungs burned as he tried to hold his breath. Realizing he could hold his breath no longer, he thought, THIS IS WHAT DYING FEELS LIKE.
A split-second later his lungs gasped...and in came precious air, and his family was all around hin, screaming out with joy! The unimaginable had happened. The current had carried him and swept him upon the large smooth rocks right out in front of his loved ones.

That is how it happens to a Christian who dies. Husbands and wives are instantly reunited.

Caroline said...

Terry, so sad to hear about your mother. What a lovely request your mother had. Totally beautiful. I know you'll miss her (my precious mother-in-law just passed away two weeks ago & I miss her), but so glad you have the hope of seeing her again someday.

Blessings and prayers!
Carole B

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

I feel blessed that I got to see her this past May in Colorado. She will be greatly missed

Oscar said...

We send our condolences, Mr. Burns.

Janalyn Voigt said...

Terry, may the Lord keep you under His wings during this time of grief. May it comfort you in your sorrow to remember that Jesus conquered the grave.

Lynda Schab said...

Again, I'm so sorry, Terry. You and your family are in my prayers.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Dear Terry: Getting to know you through your blog posts blesses me again and again. Part of your great personality and love for the Lord and His kingdom are due to your mother's influence. I applaud her on a job well done. I'm sure she's hearing "well done," from the King Himself.

May God comfort you as only He can.

With love in the Lamb,

Millie Samuelson said...

Terry, may your family have a wonderful celebration of your parents at this time of your mother's "trip" to heaven. . . and may you all be comforted by the ONE who IS COMFORT. . .

Martha Ramirez said...

This brings tears to my eyes.I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Terry.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.