Tuesday, December 19, 2006

What can you do?

So many are asking what they can do to show their love and support for our family as we grieve the loss of Kelly. Please know that we are touched by your messages and comforted by your prayers. We are stronger because we know you are standing with us. We are reading, and re-reading every message that comes in.

We are currently planning arrangements for a memorial service in Dallas, which most likely will not be until next week.

We will be making an announcement shortly about a memorial fund, which family members prefer in lieu of flowers. Please wait for that announcement. This will give us an opportunity to turn our grief for Kelly into something truly helpful.

Gratefully,
Carolyn

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you for maintaining this blog through such a difficult time. For those of us without cable it has been our window into the pain of our friends. We have wanted the pain to go away because we love you. While much of the time it has hurt to gaze through the window, your faith and courage have encouraged us, calmed us, and taught us. Please know that we have prayed diligently for you all and will continue to do so.

I received a phone call from a friend today who has been following this event on her cable channel. She called to tell me about some man named Frank James, who had encouraged her with his steadfast faith and eloquence through this crisis. I must confess it was with some pride that I could say, "I know this dear brother!"

You all must be emotionally drained, we will continue to lift you up in the days to come. Thanks to our Father for His sustaining grace.

Grace and peace,

David and Patricia Temples

Lauren Seeley said...

Mrs. James,
I have been faithfully reading your blog throughout the last week and was very saddened, as my family was, to hear about Kelly. We will continue to pray for you and your family and for the safe return of Jerry and Brian. Please give Mr. James a hug from the Seeley family!
Lauren Seeley

Carmen said...

Dear Mrs. James,

Even though this is an unusual way, I would avoid normally, and my English may not be as good as it should be to express myself, I have the deep wish to let you all know, how sad we - relatives of the Hall family from Germany - are about your bereavement.

Our hope was that all of them would be rescued and we still hope that our cousin Brian and his friend Jerry will come back safely. We pray that your beloved brother, husband and father may find his peace in god. The thought, that he was doing what he loved and always felt closest to god when he was on the mountain, let me hope that he's now on the highest peak, he would wish to be.

Please accept our deep sympathy and convey it to the whole James Family. We couldn’t even imagine how hard these days are for all of you. Even though I am not an exceedingly religious person I am very impressed by your strong belief and by the dignity, all of you show during this misery. It was consoling to see, that this strength and the strong company from all of you help you through these hard time … and we hope this will stay during the difficult time to come.

If there is a chance please tell Clara, Dwight and Angela that our loving thoughts are with them, we share their hope and praying harder for Brian and Jerry.

May God comfort you all and hold you close.

Carmen Everts
Riedstadt / Germany

Heel Forever said...

My family and I are send our heartfelt prayers to your family during this time. I know the grief of this is something that will come in stages, so we will pray for you in stages. Thank you for sharing this part of your lives with us.
Anton, Jasmin and Toby McCollum

Anonymous said...

Frank and Carolyn,
We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know this is a very dark time, and we pray that the Lord of Light will give you comfort and peace beyond understanding in the midst of the darkness. You have prayed for us in some of our darkest moments, and so it is our hope and prayer that the comfort of Christ will envelope you and your family and friends now as it has for us.
With deep sympathy,
Adam and Lindy Davidson

Anonymous said...

Our family is praying for you and your family and
especially for your brother and his companions during this ordeal. Our prayer is also that God's wise, all encompassing grace and sovereignty
give you strength, peace, and comfort in your family's hour of crisis, and that you may shine forth as a light and a testimony of God's grace even through the most dark and trying times. Our prayers remain with all the families involved and with the rescue effort.

Anonymous said...

Our family is praying for you and your family and
especially for your brother and his companions during this ordeal. Our prayer is also that God's wise, all encompassing grace and sovereignty
give you strength, peace, and comfort in your family's hour of crisis, and that you may shine forth as a light and a testimony of God's grace even through the most dark and trying times. Our prayers remain with all the families involved and with the rescue effort. Omar and Christina Gonzalez

victoria said...

Carolyn,

You are so amazing and strong. You give me so much hope.

Thank you for this blog...I don't know any of you...I'm just an observer offering my thoughts and prayers to you and all of the families involved.

Victoria
Melbourne, FL

Anonymous said...

Years ago I lost my husband and brother-in-law in a mountain climbing accident. I experienced the agony of the search and devastation of the loss, and have been re-living it all over the the past few weeks. My heart goes out to al of you. I know love and support for each other and from all of us will carry you through. If talking to someone who has been there might help, let me know.

Lynda Ann Brook said...

Hello,
I have been very touched by this story ever since it first aired. This is probably because I relate to anyone who has a passion for the mountains. I consider the wilderness, especially the mountains to be my sanctuary. Standing atop a mountain is like looking directly into the face of God. There can be no greater way to access God than to be on a mountain top.
I feel a strong connection to these men and have been praying deeply for them. My prayers also go out to each of their family members.
God bless you and know that no matter what, the souls of these beautiful men will always be cared for by the gentle loving hands of God.
Blessings to you,
Lynda Ann Brook