On behalf of Earl Black and my family, I would like to express sincere gratitude for all of the expressions of love and support in the wake of Sherry’s death on November 30. Your prayers and kindness have brought comfort in a very dark and difficult time.
During the last month I have personally experienced the worst and best in personal interaction, and one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is the importance of being good to one another.
Sherry’s death, and the horrific nature of it, has had a far reaching negative impact on many lives and caused enormous grief. Fortunately, there have been countless individuals who have helped mitigate that suffering through their condolences, prayers, service, and friendship. As a family, we are thankful to all of you who have sent cards and flowers, and messages of love and support. Please know that you have made a difference.
My hope is that each of us will make an effort every day to be a little more tolerant of our differences, a little quicker to lighten others’ burdens, and more willing to exert whatever influence we may have to make the world a kinder and better place.
May peace and love prevail in 2011 and always. Happy New Year.