Thank you to my family for hosting the open house on September 18, 2010. Thank you to those who came to congratulate me and personally recall fond memories—and make new memories. Thank you to those who thought of me but could not attend. Thank you for the beautiful cards and notes which we shared together and I’ll cherish as future “heart warmers.” The plants will be reminders even next year—of you and the day! God is so good! Thanks is such a small word to express sooo much! from Lois Ives
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their incredible kindness, love, and generosity after the tragic accidental death of our beloved Stephen. Your cards, flowers, e-mails, Facebook entries, meals, and donations to our designated memorial funds have given us great comfort. The enormous outpouring from our Rockford community exemplifies the quality of the people who live and work here—this is truly a phenomenal place to live. The frequent visits from Stephen’s friends remind us everyday how much he was loved and how many lives he impacted. God gave us the gift of Stephen in our lives for over 17 years so that he could demonstrate to others the true meaning of giving, acceptance, and love. He now sits at the right hand of our Lord so that he can watch over us in our time of grief and sadness. May God richly bless each of you for the love you have shown us. Jamie, Gerilyn, Brett and the May and Janicki families.