At 10:45 today Dennis left his cancer stricken body and was fully healed and in the presence of his Savior. As he left his body, the hymn "It is Well with My Soul" was playing. It is indeed well with all of our souls. Dennis' soul is in the presence of his Savior whom he has longed to see. I said to him moments after he had left, "I so wish I could see what your eyes are seeing." Amazing. He can walk, run, jump and speak.
It is also well with my soul. I have a wonderful peace. Yes, there is a deep sorrow too but a peace because of the assurance that I will see Dennis again. I miss him already. Heaven is that much sweeter because he is waiting for me there.
Details of the arrangements to honor Dennis' life and memory will be finalized tomorrow. For now, the visitation will be at High Point Church in Madison on Friday and the service will be there as well on Saturday.
Please keep us in your prayers as we learn to live our new normal without Dennis.