July 3rd was a day our family celebrated life. As you know, Chuck's mom passed away suddenly on June 30. Due to travel schedules trying to get Billy home and family in from New Zealand, the funeral was planned for July 3rd ... Chuck's 50th birthday. Needless to say, this is not the ideal way to celebrate your birthday. But, it dawned on me in prayer ... we are celebrating life! We are celebrating the life of Jo, Chuck's mom, who the good Lord chose to take from this life to another, better life. In turn, we are celebrating the fifty years of my dear husband's life .. a life well lived with many more good years to come. And to even complete the circle, Chuck found out the morning of July 3rd, that his boss's wife had just given birth to their first child! God is awesome, isn't he?! So, please join us in celebrating life!