[copied from the Caring Bridge site]
Thank you all for your prayers, donations, support, and desire to help during this difficult time. Looking back I can see many, many ways that the Lord was preparing me for this particular time in my life. It’s weird, I never wanted to be a single mother, and often thought that one of our greatest witnesses for Christ was our loving, caring relationship with each other. Many people that Dan worked with and that I knew often commented on our relationship. They just couldn’t fathom how we could be so happy together. That happiness also means great pain, but I still wouldn’t trade our 7 1/2 years together for anything. For those who knew Dan I get chuckles of disbelief when I say Dan was perfect, but he was. He was perfect for me. He made life exciting (and still is I might add), he prodded me out of my comfort zone, he convicted me about my giving spirit or lack thereof, and he reminded me on a daily basis that my attitude was a personal choice. And of course, I could go on and on about him, but what I really wanted to do was let you all know that while I may be a bit overwhelmed by the curve that my life has taken, my faith is still strong, and your prayers and support have been an incredible asset to me. I just can’t say enough about how wonderful it has been to see everyone pulling together from all corners of the globe to support us and our family. Thank you so much.