Thursday, June 05, 2008

Providing Help

Many of you have sent us emails, cards, letters, and called asking if there is anything you can do to help. You have all helped so much already, and we will continue to need help from time to time.

I thank each and every one of you for the outpouring of God's grace through you to the Easton family in this most trying time. It is very difficult for me to answer your offers of help, so if you are so inclined, please contact the Northwest Hills Community Church, and they will place your name on a volunteers / helpers list. (541-758-7688). When we have a specific need, I will contact the lead volunteer, and you may receive a call for assistance.

We could not have done this without your collective effort, your prayers, and your kind and loving words of encouragement.

I was hoping (I don't know why) that I would be well on the path to recovery and adjustment by now; after all, it's been two days. But I find myself being slammed at unexpected times and unanticipated ways throughout the day. As Bill Cosby said in one of his stand-up routines, "The pain was exquisite." And it is.

Thank you again my brothers and sisters; friends.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Doug:
It takes a long time, do not rush yourself. Allow yourself time to grieve. Through tears comes healing, through faith and love, comes healing, through knowing that you are surrounded by people who care, comes healing. Through sweet memories of a wonderful love, comes healing. Love and Prayers, Regina

June 5, 2008 at 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your brothers, sisters and friends will continue to be here for you --for it, believe it, call us on it!!! YOU and your family are much loved and NOTHING is going to change that!! Let us know when you feel slammed, when you want to share your joy, when it hurts exquisitely!! And remember your Father will not, will not, absolutely will not leave you. We want to be Jesus with skin on when you need it...hugs,

June 6, 2008 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Like someone said above, it's going to take time. It is what it is - don't fight it. And, enjoy your memories.

June 6, 2008 at 3:59 PM  

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