"Of all the hardships a person must face, none is more punishing than the act of saying goodbye." Unknown
1. The Cradle is empty because Jesus grew up. 2. The Cross is empty because Jesus' work was empty. 3. The Tomb is empty because Jesus rose from the dead. "Remember that God always has a plan!" Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church
"Grief: pain of the mind and heart. You cannot grieve unless there is love." Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church
"When love is used as manipulation, it isn't love."
Andy Stanley, from his book "Like a Rock".
"Our truest treasures are those we carry in our heart." Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church
"Being in charge is more about responsibility than authority." John Mark Brothers, Assistant Pastor, Gill Grove Baptist Church
"Don't get caught up in the pain or pleasure of the moment. Keep your focus on Jesus." Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church
"There are two amazing places you can be: the nicest place to be in is someone's thoughts, and the safest place to be in is someone's prayers." Walter Wilson, Village Newspaper, Chester, Virginia
"Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves." Corrie Ten Boom
"When caring for a loved one and making decisions, let your heart lead." Martha Walker, caregiver, sister-in-law, and friend.
"Be nice to everyone because everyone is having a hard time." Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church.
"Some days we encourage each other, and some days we help each other cry." Tina Evans, caregiver, sister-in-law, and friend.
"When you are caring for a terminally ill loved one, you grieve every day." Katie Beck Watson, caregiver and friend.
"Time doesn't heal. Time reveals how Jesus heals." Ravi Zacharias, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
"Sorrow will either move you to God, or drive you from Him."
Pastor John Brothers, Gill Grove Baptist Church
At 6 years: "Mommy, I love you."
At 10 years: "Mom, whatever."
At 16 years: "My Mom is so annoying."
At 18 years: "I wanna leave this house!"
At 25 years: "Mom, you were right."
At 30 years: "I wanna go to Mom's house."
At 50 years: "I don't wanna lose my Mom."
At 70 years: "I would give up everything for my Mom to be here with me."