Friday, November 9, 2007

China Days 48-49: Happy, sad day... a tribute to Grandma Schenk

We got the news this morning that Dan's Grandma Schenk had passed away... Dan cried. He so loved his Grandma... she was (and is) very special to him. He was born on her birthday, along with Aunt Kathie – and that has been a bond for them throughout their lives. She was an amazing woman – you always felt loved when you went to see her – we will miss her dearly, but are happy that she is with Grandpa Schenk again, and with Dan's Mom. I am sure it was a happy reunion for them!

I am posting some of our favorite pictures of Dan and Grandma Schenk in remembrance of her today – her funeral will be on Monday. We are so sad that we will not be there, but we know we are doing the right thing here in China to help Dan recover, and we know that is what Grandma Schenk wanted for him. We will continue to work hard to realize this dream, knowing that they are watching from Heaven. We will do our best to make them proud....

Dan continues to work hard in therapy, and we have the opportunity to get out and see Beijing from time to time. We will post more on a later day, but today we want to stop and appreciate the great life of Neomia 'Pat' Schenk. Thank you for your wonderful example of goodness and righteous living! Thank you for your warm hugs and kisses! Thank you for your encouraging words and unending support! We love you, Grandma!!

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