"But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep."
That is our comfort today as we mourn the loss of Ed's Aunt Joanne who passed away this morning from pancreatic cancer. The girls have taken it quite hard, especially Becca. She remembers Aunt Joanne reading her "Berenstain Bears" books, giving her ice cream, and letting her swim in the unheated hot tub in the back yard. When we watched the wonderful video online that Ed's cousins made, Becca finally realized that Aunt Joanne was Grandma's sister. She said, "She must be happy now that they're together, then!" After watching Aunt Joanne's video, the girls requested to watch the video another cousin made when their Grandma passed away in Dec. of 2007. So, it's been a sad evening here. Which is why that verse from Corinthians is so wonderful. Christ has been raised, therefore so will all our loved ones in Christ who have gone before us. Praise the Lord.
God is good. All the time.