Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | August 11, 2015

In Memory of Kevan

The loss of a beloved family member changes one forever.

Letters From Adele

Kevan memorial blog 8-11-15

August 11, 1985 was a long time ago….I realize that…..in fact, a few friends have reminded me of that fact.

But the lives of our entire family changed that day….and forever.

Our handsome, wonderful, Christian son, Kevan, went home to the Lord in heaven on that day.

David and I want to recognize such a day with this tribute to Kevan.

“There’s a land that is fairer than day,

And by faith we can see it afar;

For the Father waits over the way

To prepare us a dwelling place there.

In the sweet by and by,

We shall meet on that beautiful shore;

In the sweet by and by,

We shall meet on that beautiful shore.”

(Written by Sanford F. Bennett)

‘Til He Shouts!

1 Thessalonians 4:16

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  1. I understand completely! Yet, I cling to Ps. 116:15 to help me understand
    Bless you!!!
    Dave

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    • Dave,
      At Kevan’s funeral I spoke and mentioned that the three days since Kevan’s death had probably been the happiest and most exciting days of his life; there in the presence of the Lord. After he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer we were talking and I mentioned to him that death was the doorway to Christ; he was comforted by that thought as I am even now.
      David

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      • David: please send me the poem that was shared by you in your blog on Kevan. Bless you!!!

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      • Dave,
        Is this the one?

        “There’s a land that is fairer than day,
        And by faith we can see it afar;
        For the Father waits over the way
        To prepare us a dwelling place there.
        In the sweet by and by,
        We shall meet on that beautiful shore;
        In the sweet by and by,
        We shall meet on that beautiful shore.”
        (Written by Sanford F. Bennett)

        This is verse 1 of the hymn “Sweet By and By” page 344 in the old Broadman Hymnal. The lyrics can be found here:
        http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/In_the_Sweet_By_and_By/

        In Christ’s love,

        David

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  2. I look forward to meeting him someday.

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  3. Dear David,
    May God bless his soul. It is a moving poem.
    Yours in Christ
    Hanna Awwad

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  4. Sending my prayers to you and Adele on this anniversary. O the blessed thought to KNOW that we will see our family members again. May the Lord continue to comfort you & Adele as you rely on his grace. Love to you both.

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  5. I know I will see Kevan again! 🙂

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  6. Beautiful, sad and uplifting. Thank you for sharing this intimate portrait of your son.

    Love and prayers, John

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