Sunday, January 18, 2015


Micaela's brother, Reed, sang the song, Savior, Redeemer, at her farewell. Micaela played the violin and her Aunt Karen accompanied on the piano.

Micaela read the words to that song during her talk on the Savior's love:

Savior, Redeemer of my soul,
Whose mighty hand hath made me whole,
Whose wondrous pow'r hath raised me up And filled with sweet my bitter cup!
What tongue my gratitude can tell,
O gracious God of Israel.
Never can I repay thee, Lord, But I can love thee.
Thy pure word, Hath it not been my one delight,
My joy by day, my dream by night?
Then let my lips proclaim it still,
And all my life reflect thy will. 
O'errule mine acts to serve thine ends.
Change frowning foes to smiling friends.
Chasten my soul till I shall be In perfect harmony with thee.
Make me more worthy of thy love,
And fit me for the life above.

She concluded her farewell talk with this poem:

The road is rough, I said,
Dear Lord, There are stones that hurt me so.
And he said, Dear child, I understand.
I walked it long ago.

But there is a cool green path, I said.
Let me walk there for a time.
No child, he said,
The green path does not climb.

But my burden, I said, is far too great,
How can I bear it so?
Oh yes, my child, I remember its weight.
I carried my cross you know.

I said, I wish there were friends with me,
Who would make my path their own.
Yes, child, he said,
Gethsemane was hard to bear alone

And so I climb my stony path,
Contented at last to know
That where my Master had not yet gone,
I would not have to go.

And strangely there, I found new friends,
My burden grew less sore,
As I remembered long ago,
He went that way before

We were overwhelmed with the support from family and friends, and as usual, forgot to take pictures until most of them were gone. These photos are thanks to Britney:
cousins Jennifer, Dan, Emily, Aunt Alice & Uncle Monte, cousin Leah

Micaela's brother, Don, was on his own with Luke, Robbie and Olivia because Mandi was on a previously scheduled trip to New York City with her mom and sister.

Ben & Deanna, Reed

Micaela with her high school friends: Emily, Kassidy, Eryn, and Hanna

Micaela with her high school & college friends
Some of them came to her farewell at great sacrifice and she was overwhelmed by their love and support.

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