Friday, March 3, 2017

Thank You

Dropping in today simply to say thank you.  

So many of y'all have been praying for Manda and her family this week (some for years!) and your prayers were felt and so appreciated.  Her service yesterday was beautiful and such a testament to the wife, mother, daughter and friend she was - but more than that it was a testament to how much she loved and trusted God.  



You can watch Manda's whole service here..


 and if you're looking for a way to support her family you can donate on her Gofundme page HERE and/or order a new Mandastrong shirt HERE.

Again - thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love, prayers and support this week.  The direct messages, emails, comments, etc. were so thoughtful and seemed to come at just the right moments in the day.  Thank you.

26 comments:

  1. Praying for her family and friends. She seemed like such an incredible person.

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  2. It was a beautiful service, I streamed it from Facebook. When they shared the video of her speaking, it was heart changing and precious! Thankful to have gotten a glimpse of my sister in Christ. Thanks for sharing your friend with us, it's a privledge to pray with you all. Hugs and prayers to you all. Xoxo Erin

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    1. So glad you were able to watch - and yes... listening to her speak was so special.

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  3. The service was absolutely beautiful. As moving as it was to hear people talk about her, the video of Manda speaking is something that I would love to watch weekly, to remind me of how great our God is. You all will continue to be in my prayers. Please know that you are all showing us what it means to live for Christ, and I know that your group of friends has touched so many other women who are watching the great examples of Christian love.

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    1. I couldn't agree more with all that Lori said above. Continued prayers for all who love Manda.

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    2. Thank you both! God blessed us with these amazing friendships years ago and I really believe it was for this time. Being able to be there for Manda, her family and each other has taught me so much. Thanks again for praying for her family.

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  4. Oh goodness, I should NOT have watched that at work. As a Mom, I really admire Manda's bravery & grace as she went through all this. I am not sure I would be able to do that. I weep for her children who will miss their Mommy. And I weep for Manda who will not get to hold them, watch them grow, blow out candles with them... so hard.

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    1. As happy as I am that she's no longer in pain it's absolutely heart breaking to think about how much she's going to be missed. Thank you so much for thinking about her and her kids.

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  5. Andrea, thank you so much for posting Manda's video and service. Her story has really spoken to me. My prayers are with her beautiful family, friends and loved ones during this time.

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  6. I watched her service online. Her life is pushing me to LIVE MORE, LIVE BETTER, LIVE with PURPOSE and LIVE with PASSION. My prayers are with her family and friends.

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    1. I agree! Her service was such a powerful message. God Bless her.

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  7. I just went back and read Manda's guest blog entry and watched her coffee house testimony. How priceless that you asked her to write that blog. It was an honor to watch Manda's celebration of life service live yesterday. Her faith over fear motto has been so inspirational to me. Continued prayers for her precious family.

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  8. Praying for the FC as well as her family. Love to you all.

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  9. I watched last night with tears streaming down my face - what a testimony and her best friend that spoke was there to PREACH!!! It also inspired me to continued to be the kind of friend Manda was to you all and vice versa...girlfriends are priceless!!!

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  10. God bless her sweet family and friends. Praying for you all, Andrea.

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  11. Her service was beautiful. I'm so thankful for your group of friends that will be able to rally around Aaron, Aiden, and Miley. There will be some dark days, but we can be thankful that the light of Christ will provide that hope, even if it is just a small glimpse at a time. Praying over her family and friends continuously!

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  12. Listening to Manda speak is so inspiring at the same time heartbreaking. What a wonderful woman she was! Thank you for sharing this. Prayers for you all

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  13. What a beautiful service. Thank you for sharing that with your readers. She will be greatly missed and I will say a prayer for all of you and I hope that you take away all your memories with her and hold them in your heart forever. RIP Manda <3

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  14. Thank you for sharing Manda with us. I have followed her story and prayed for her healing all along. Prayers for all you precious friends and family now for peace and rest in Christ. What a sweet sister ! Her words and the way she lived her life are so moving to me and countless more I am sure. May the peace of God rest on you and all who loved this precious lady.

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  15. Andrea,
    Thank you so much for posting the link to her service on your site. I was unable to watch due to work so I am very appreciative for this opportunity. Continued prayers for Manda's friends, family, and all who loved her.

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  16. I watched her service and I have never seen a more beautiful celebration of a life before. I cried right along with you all. The video of her testimony was beautiful. I lost my mom to cancer when she was 35 also and my heart breaks for those babies and Aaron. Be sure to continue to fill them Wil lots of stories about how awesome there mama was. I have and will continue to pray for you all Andrea. This such a tragic thug to walk through.

    Brianna

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  17. God Bless Manda. You, Shay, Shaeffer & Erika are in my thoughts & prayers.

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  18. What an amazing testimony and an amazing lady. Prayers for peace and strength today tomorrow and always

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  19. Such a beautiful service...her love and faith will live on in everyone she touched.

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