Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Heavy Heart

Our hearts again are hurting over another life gone too soon.  Our brother-in-law, Matt Cochran, and his friend died yesterday in an avalanche while snowmobiling near McCall, Idaho.  Matt leaves behind Andy's sister, Heather and 3 kids, Kayla (21), Roy (14), and Rebecca (12).  We'll be leaving soon to go spend time with the family in Eastern WA/North ID.  We don't know when services will be, but plan to be gone through the weekend.

We are most concerned about the kids involved.  Kayla is struggling through nursing school, work, planning a wedding and dealing with several deaths of friends & family members recently.  Roy and Becca are going to need a positive male role model and Heather will need peace and balance as she faces life without Matt.  Please remember us, too, as we try to comfort and minister to the family. It's always hard to know what to say when terrible things happen, especially when others don't share your faith.  We'll miss Matt's laughter and gusto for life.  He went out doing something he loved!   

3 comments:

Lora said...

oh, i'm so sorry for your loss! i will be praying...

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad for you and his family. I will be praying for you both. May the God of Hope bring you comfort and peace, and give you words of truth, love and grace as you comfort this family.
((BIG HUG))Amy T