Reality is not always easy!
Thankfully, with a dynamic faith in a living God through Jesus my Lord, it is possible to overcome life’s obstacles.
Over the past few months some may have wondered why I have not been so visible in various ways.
What you are about to read will come as a shock to most. Anne was a very private person, that’s part of the reason so many of you will be hearing this for the first time. I’m sorry if this is a shock to you.
My lovely wife, Anne, of 33 years has been battling cancer… and finally passed into glory this morning and is now in the presence of her beloved Jesus.
So much could be written here – Anne was an incredible homemaker; a wonderful wife; a woman of integrity and compassion who had an incredible God-given wisdom.
She supported me throughout my training for ministry at college and in the four Churches I pastored and most recently as Port Chaplain here in Aberdeen. I could not have done all this without her faithful support. Next to Jesus, she was the love of my life and I will miss her terribly!
The family are saddened as well by her departure, but rejoicing in her going to be with the Lord that she loved and her many illnesses over the years with lots of pain and suffering are now over.
Arrangements have been made for the celebration of Anne’s life on Monday 22nd at 3pm in Sheddocksley Baptist Church in Eday Walk. (https://www.sheddweb.org.uk/wp/find-us/) We would love it if you could join us.
Anne had only one request. No black clothes. Be yourself, be comfortable. So if you wear suits when you unwind at night in front of Netflix that’s fine but otherwise just wear your brightest outfit – the focus is on celebrating Anne’s life and her Godly character – with a special emphasis on funny stories!
(If you can’t make it, but would like to share a story of how Anne impacted you in some way or another please feel free to message me and we will read out as many as possible on the day)
Take care and hope to see you soon!