Try not to question or doubt why Whitney was not healed in this life. Our faith and whether we believe in God's power can not rest on her shoulders. Only Christ could carry that burden. Whitney's purpose may have been just to confirm in our hearts what we already know to be true. Only by faith can we embrace the miracle of Christ and the power of His blood. And only by letting our light shine can we realize the fullness of the joy of sharing that miracle. Thank you, Stacy Hardee
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Our family would like to thank you all for your constant prayers, love and support for Whitney over the last year. Not only did you share in the light of her faith and courage, but you shared the burden of her darkest days. So many times when she would retire to her room--our best efforts at lifting her up having crumbled under the weight of our own heavy hearts-she would pick up her phone or laptop and almost instantly be elevated by your messages, responses and phone calls. Whitney touched so many lives only because you allowed her into your hearts. You didn't join her on her journey so much as allowing her to join each of you on your own personal, unique journey as we all face life's battles. You were her army. An army of God that appeared out of the bleak horizon and carried her when she could not carry herself. Now she has finished her tour. Not without injury or scars, but with a final victory nonetheless. Now we turn our hearts back to the battleground that we so easily forget is raging. Not only to comfort others in need, but to take new ground in faith and courage. We have all gained ground. We have all grown by the light of her love for Christ--a love light that only radiated more and more... even in the last hours.