Friday, February 10, 2012

Life Insurance???

The day after our son had passed away Tim and I learned that we did not elect to have life insurance on any of our children.  We had both thought at one time we had $10,000 on each of our children.  Tim worked at one company in Florida for 4 years, moved up here under the same company 5 years ago, and then it was bought out by another company and somewhere in there the kids’ life insurance coverage was dropped.  Neither one of us noticed, and probably never would have noticed because who expects their healthy, young children to die?

So let me get this straight.  Not only did we finance our adoption, we lost our sweet, precious adopted son, but now we faced financing his funeral that cost almost $13,000???!!  Life really looked hopeless and meaningless to me.  As an accountant, it was even more tragic and devastating to be in financial ruins because I should have made sure the finances were in line.  Expect the unexpected is very common lingo in the financial world!!  How could this be happening!?

Anyway, I share all this to say that upon learning about this hardship our pastor launched an online (through our church’s website) campaign called “Brandon’s Fund” to help offset the costs of the funeral.  Friends, family members, fellow BBA parents, church family, co-workers and many others went online and donated to this fund.  Yesterday we were presented with a check for the exact amount of our funeral expenses of $12,822.35!!!!!!!  What an absolute and tremendous blessing that was to our family.  Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude that we feel to all of you who contributed to this.  On behalf of our family, thank you so much for your kindness and for the sacrifices you guys made to carry this burden for us.  May God bless you tremendously for your kindness to our family. 


  1. Amazing... God is so good.

    1. Amen to that. God is so good, even in the midst of terrible hardship He makes his presence known.

  2. Praise the Lord!

  3. Amazing and I thought our tiny donation wouldn't matter God is wonderful!

  4. God is so good~all the time!

  5. "and my God shall supply ALL your needs"
    another "you dont know me BUT" person here. I have seen God do so much through you guys and it amazes me how much you are praising Him through all this. thank you for still praising God!

  6. God is great! Such a wonderful post Carinda!

  7. What a great God we serve! Such a beautiful example of Christ's love in your church family!