Saturday, May 05, 2007

...that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

The words that keep coming to my mind during this time is found in Psalm 90. The Psalmist asks God to teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. I want to have wisdom as I traverse this fallen world. Notice he wants to gain a heart, not mind, of wisdom. He's talking about wisdom to love God and people well. Wisdom is what the writer of Proverbs says is more valuable than silver and gold. That is what I want. That is what I want for you as well. May God teach us to number our days correctly, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. To read more of Psalm 90 click here.

Jeremy's Obituary in the Kansas City Star

Jeremy Gandy
Jeremy Robert Gandy, 26, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at home. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2007, at 3 p.m., at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, Mo. Visitation will also be Sunday prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, PO Box 1653, Topeka, KS, 66601-1653, or to the Heart of American Council - Boy Scouts of America, 10210 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. Jeremy was born August 22, 1980, in Sioux City, Iowa. He moved to Kansas City in 1999 from Jamestown, North Dakota. He was well known throughout the Kansas City area restaurant community. In 2003, Jeremy met Sarah, the love of his life. They were recently married on October 20, 2006. He loved a good round of golf and a great table of hold'em. Jeremy was a loving husband, son, and friend to so many. Jeremy was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Rosalie Gandy. He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Haster) Gandy; father, David Gandy; mother, Debra Gandy; maternal grandparents, Robert and Marilyn Smith; paternal grandparents, Larry and Uti Gandy, and many other family members and friends who love him dearly. Arrangements are by the McGilley State Line Chapel - (816) 942-6180.

Easter with Jeremy

This is one of the last time's Maris and I got to hang out with Sarah and Jeremy. It was the weekend that we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Jeremy and I

This was at Jeremy and Sarah's rehearsal dinner. At the dinner (which was at the Bristol) I got a cup of coffee and liked the mug so much I asked how much it sold for. Jeremy told me to keep the one I was drinking from and he went back and grabbed another one for me. I drink from that particular coffee mug 78% of the time.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

my only brother-in-law, Jeremy Gandy

My 26 year old brother-in-law, Jeremy Gandy, passed away late Tuesday night due to a massive heart attack. What a shock! No one saw it coming. Maris and I are now with her family in KC. There are so many people gathered to mourn this loss. Sarah, Jeremy's wife, Maris' sister, is having a very difficult time. The services will be held on Sunday and it's just Thursday afternoon now. We'll be in KC until late Sunday night so I have a lot of time on my hands to grieve and reflect. I hope to update some of my thoughts on this blog over the next few days. I haven't blogged for some time now. If there are any readers out there who'd like to interact with what I have to say feel free to do so.