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Jerry Jordan

Back in September I did a post that I called "A Hard Week." I mentioned about this wonderful, close family friend that was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Jerry went HOME to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb 19th.
A couple of weeks ago, I got really homesick. I had not been to see my parents since Thanksgiving. Although I had seen them several times since then, I just wanted to go home. I went home last Sunday and while I was there, Jerry took a turn for the worst. My mother kept telling me, "The Lord sent you here!" I agree. I needed to be there for my parents and Jerry's daughters and wife and mother. We all needed each other. We consider the Jordans to be our family. It has been a VERY difficult week. In our eyes and minds it seems that Jerry's life was cut short. It also does not seem fair. But, life is NOT fair. We are going to miss Jerry so very much. He was a wonderful man. I know everyone says things like that when someone dies, but Jerry really was loved by all people. Jerry was so friendly and nice and could make even simple things special. He could make anything he told interesting. He served the Lord and people. It was so evident that he was so in love with Kathy and his girls. I loved being around Jerry. Everyone did!!
As the pastor said at the burial, "God uses both the good and the bad for our benefit and God's glory."
Pray for Jerry's family as they walk through these difficult days. We KNOW Jerry is in heaven, but it is so hard for us to let him go.
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Hillary said…
Laurie....I'm so sorry!! I am so glad you were home with your mom and so you could see Kelly and Meredith! I am praying for his family and for yours!
Jenna said…
Laurie, I am so sorry to hear about your family friend. He sounds like an amazing man, and I will definitely be praying for his family. I am so glad that the Lord worked it out for you to be there to give support to your family and his. I know He will continue to sustain you all through this hard time. Praying for you!!
Kim said…
I was sad to hear Jerry had lost his fight with cancer. I'll be praying for your family and the Jordans too.
Love you!
Jamie said…
I'm so sorry to hear about your dear family friend. His family is in my prayers.
Lauren said…
I'm so sorry to hear about this! So glad you were able to be there with the family, that was a blessing in itself!!! Praying for them!!!
Sara Campbell said…
I'm so sorry Laurie, please tell your parents too. I remember you mentioning the family way back when and I may have even met them. Seems like I did.
Kim said…
On a different note, I tagged you in my blog today (Tuesday).

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