Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday Update

We appreciate the outpouring of love, encouragement, and prayers that have been extended to the kids. Several folks have emailed to ask how you can minister to the kids. Here are several suggestions:

1. If you'd like to send a card to Laura, Jon and Tanner, here is their address.

1226 First Crown Point Road
Strafford, NH 03884

2. One of our friends suggested that people still buy bracelets ($5.00) as a reminder to pray for the kids. She said she turned her bracelet inside out and just have the pink side showing. For those of you that have gone through grief, you know that it is after the services and flowers are gone, that it is the hardest.

3. Send Tanner a card. I know that he is going to really miss Lindsay.

Later on today we will post directions to the church. I am also going to see if the church will record the service so that we can put the audio on the blog for those of you that would be interested.

I know that each night the kids are reading through the blog entries. Thank you for doing that.


Anonymous said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about your darling Lindsay. The pain must be relentless, washing over you and your dear family in waves. May the God of all comfort hold you closer than ever in the days to come. All those who knew Lindsay, or followed her story online, now carry her in their hearts. God is faithful, and will not let your sweet girl be forgotten. I will definitely be praying for your children
...and for you, dear elf.

Liz Curtis Higgs

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for you and for your family. This is a shock, to us, but not to Lindsay's Savior. Your friends at Back to the Bible will pray for you and the Welte family.

Please convey our sorrow to Jan, Zach and everyone in your family, especially to Laura and Jon. We stand with you.

Dr. Woodrow Kroll
President Back to the Bible
Lincoln, NE

Anonymous said...

I just send you an email on your myspace Laura--
I know you dont have the time to check it, but i wanted to let you know.

I really really was trying to get a flight up there to be with you on the day of the funeral. I wanted to show my support to you (as another mom, and old friend that lost a child also) Unfortunatly, the flights have none avail for Tues, and the kids are always an issue to find someone to watch them-- being they are not in daycare, since i am home full time.

I emailed you letting you know, I am here for you. When you need me, i will still be here, even if its 1 year from now.
I know the hardest time is after the funeral, and after the flowers die also, and the seasons change...even harder.
I am here for you.
My love to you and your family, and that little guy tanner. Give him lots of huggs for me too.
Sibahan-- your old friend!

Anonymous said...

Bill thanks for the info and suggestions. Will follow through.

Adult SS this morning did survey of Psalms and I shared about lindsay's homegoing and how the Lord has used so many praise Psalms these past 2 days to bless me. To God be the Glory!!

Wish I could take some of the pain away but know I am sharing it to some degree. Holding you up in prayer.

Deut. 31:8

Love you all,

Anonymous said...

When I saw this from Carol F., I had to agree. Lindsay is free from pain, from strife, from suffering, but Not from the love and grace of God. He has her now, which as Paul said "to die is gain".

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day to laugh, to love or to play. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free."

This morning in church we sang "Forever", or rather they did, since I couldn't. I was thinking of Lindsay and how you show God's grace through all of this.

"Give thanks to the Lord
Our God and King
His love endures forever
For He is good, He is above all things
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
With a mighty hand
and outstretched arm
His love endures forever
For the life that's been reborn
[Lindsay with Him in heaven]
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise
Forever God is faithful{!!}
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever and ever

From the rising to the setting sun
His love endures forever{!!!}
WE [all ya'll] WILL CARRY ON
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Sing praise, sing praise
Forever God is faithful
Forever God is strong
Forever God is with us
Forever and ever

May you all have peace and confort in the days, weeks and years to come, especially Tanner. He's been a grat big brother, though I don't know how well he really understands....

God bless all y'all.

a brother in Christ.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jon and Laura,
Your precious daughter's life and your great faith have profoundly impacted us. Please know many people will be spending eternity with Jesus because of your little girl. While we have never had the honor of meeting you, we love you in Christ and constantly pray that He gives you both His strength and His peace that passes all understanding.
Abbie and Chris Hackett

Nana2Six said...

As one day melts into another we know your hearts are longing for the day when you will see Lindsay once again. What a comfort to know that the God who loves us most is caring for her right now! Know that our prayers for you will be ongoing throughout the coming days!

The Fords

Anonymous said...

I wanted to stop in and say how sorry I am for your loss. I started following the blog after Anna Claire Varnado told me about Lindsay. My daughter, Brigitte, is a frequent flier to 8south and 8east, so all us moms seem to come together somehow. I will be praying for your strength and peace to continue. Thank you for so openly sharing Lindsay's journey with us.

God Bless

Shannon Kaiser
Londonderry, NH

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura, Jon, & Tanner too!

I was talking to my son Philip today about Lindsay and he is 9 years old so he didn't really know Lindsay from church because they have been in separate groups. I asked him how he felt about Lindsay's death and he said that he felt said even though she wasn't a close friend of his. It was what he said next that made me stop and think. Mom, if you think about it all of us are here to fulfill a purpose for God. Lindsay fulfulled her purpose and now she is in Heaven; her job is complete. Of course, you will miss her and of course you will be sad, but you will always know that because of Lindsay people were brought into the family of God. How many people can have that kind of testimony? As you share your story with others, how many more will come to be in the family of God. One little girl can have a huge impact on the future.

We think our children are for our pleasure and we do get much joy from them, but they are not ours. Our children belong to God. Remember Hannah, she desperately wanted a child and she prayed and prayed and weeped for a child. She promised God that if he gave her a child, she would give that child back to God. God granted Hannah's petition and she faithfully returned that child and he bacame one of the greatest prophets of Israel, Samuel. How hard that must have been for that Mother. She only got to see her boy once a year and she made him that special coat each year. What a tremendous sacrifice that was for her. Samuel annointed King David and we know his name even today. God eventually gave Hannah five other children because he loved and cared for her. Samuel had a special job and perhaps Lindsay did too.

Lindsay was precious to you and she always will be. You will never forget her and her story is now your story to tell. Even though it seems hardly possible to imagine it now; one day you will be able to think of Lindsay and not cry. You will be able to look at a beautiful blue-eyed baby girl and rejoice with the parents of that baby. That day won't be today or tomorrow, but it will come through God's infinite grace in time. You know when times are good, it is hard to tell the difference between a believer and a non-believer. When times are dark and difficult, this is where faith shows itself in the believer.

I know you long to hold your precious Lindsay in your arms, but isn't wonderful to have Tanner. I remember not letting go of Steve for days when we lost Anna Rene. For nearly 15 years our lives revolved around infertility and so I knew many women who had never been pregnant or never carried a baby to term. I realized that God had given me a great husband and a healthy child and I was thankful for that. It didn't make my sorrow any less, but I realized that God had provided for me even in the darkest of times. My prayer for your family is that you might see the hand of God in your lives during this time. I hope you might see how he has provided comfort and solace during this dark time. We will continue to uphold your family in prayer. You have been a blessing to our church and to our family. We will not forget your baby and we will not stop saying her name just because she is with the Lord now.

God Bless,

The Pampreens

Anonymous said...

Dear Jon & Laura, Tanner,
Bill & Jan, Warren & Phyllis
and family,

May the Lord comfort your hurting hearts during this time of loss and separation from precious Lindsay.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

In thinking of Lindsay, the Lord had brought this song to mind:

"Jesus, my heart's dear refuge,
Jesus has died for me;
firm on the Rock of ages,
ever my trust shall be.

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
safe on his gentle breast
there by his love o'ershaded,
sweetly my soul shall rest."

Words: Frances Jane Van Alstyne (Fanny Crosby), 1870

In Sympathy and In Hope,
Bob & Linda West

Anonymous said...

If would would be possible I would appreciate it if the service could be put on the blog or online. I will not be able to attend because I am in PA taking summer classes

Rachel C.

Anonymous said...

Jon, Laura and Tanner,

My name is Sharon Jones, a friend of Lori D.K. in CA. She has been sharing your story with me and I have been praying for you and your family. I will continue to pray for you.

The Lord has led me to these scriptures. Numbers 6:24-26 The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.

As believers in Christ we constantly look to the future and it is by the power of the Holy Spirit,our Helper, that enable us.

As the Apostle John saw and wrote "And I heard a loud voice from the Throne saying, Behold the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." And He who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." Rev. 21:3-5

Love In Christ,
Sharon Jones

Anonymous said...

Dear Folks,

Tonight (Sun) I wrote another note to you all, but posted it with Saturday's notes by mistake. It is the last one. Please go back and read it. Love, MER

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you all... Please let me know if i can do anything for you! Laura don't forget how I've preached to you about how important mothers are and how Jesus valued his mother, so my dear little mom, He has not forgotted you He will never leave you even if it feels like He has. He knows how important you are to your family and us all!! In childrens church we talked about heaven today. All the kiddos were very interesed because they all know Lindsay is there today.
Love and prayers. Miss bambi

Anonymous said...

Dear Jon & Laura,
I have been thinking often about Psalm 139:16 "All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be." God gave you Lindsay for just the number of days He planned to accomplish His purpose. How I wish for your sake and ours that it had been longer, but God is sovereign. His plan is perfect.

I grieve with you and pray for you! I pray for continued peace that is beyond understanding!

Uncle Fenton

Ruminator said...

The sermon yesterday centered around 2 Corinthians 1, vs 3-7, The God of All Comfort
3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

I shared with Fenton how hard this passage was for me and he ever so gently reminded me that we still live in a sinful world and one that does not always make the most sense. What has astounded me the most is that even through times like this God turns tragic events into glorious moments for his kingdom. At the end of the day It is the power of God to transform a broken and lost world and to give us hope for that day when tears will be wiped away and suffering for his children ceases.

I continue to pray that God would especially strengthen you through your pain and loss.


Anonymous said...

Dear Laura, Jon and Tanner,
I don't know you but you are
family in Christ. Most of us can't
comprehend the pain you must be
going through. I can identify w/
Tanner however, as I have lost two
sisters myself. Things like this do
change us forever. Its only after
time that I could see how losing
my sisters has made me more
compassionate to other hurting souls. Please know that our hearts
are hurting with yours. Your precious little "Bear" was such a
sweet gift, although only for a
short time. Our human minds can't
see things as they really are, but
in time I believe the true picture
will become more focused: Sweet
Lindsay Bear bringing much joy in
Heaven, as she did on earth. Many of us won't have the privilege of
being there with you for Lindsay's
memorial service, but please know
we are with you in spirit. Sending
you tight hugs!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura and Jon,
I lost my Mom and brother when I was 11 and 14 years old. These were the hardest events that ever happened to me in my life. I was at a very young age when I really needed my mommy but God's plans were different for my life. I was freightened and I ran away from God and became very angry with him. I turned to an addiction of alcohol and drugs because I could not bear the pain anymore. I didn't have Jesus in my life to turn to nor did I want him. Later on in my life and became saved in my late twenties. God had a plan for me to find Him in my life and now I love him more than ever. Thank the Lord each day that you have a personal relationship with Him right now and He is right there with you both and holding you in the palm of His hands. Every time you feel weak just remember that Jesus is right there with you always. Never forget that during this very difficult time in your lives. The healing begins now with the strength and guidance from our Lord Jesus. Just ask him.
Karen Luzniak

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of you little girl Lindsay. My prayer is that God will wrap you up in His arms and bring you comfort over this most difficult time. As a father and grandfather my heart cries with you and the pain I'm sure you feel.
I hope as time goes on you can feel the joy that I'm sure Lindsay brought to your lives and the knowledge that she is now saftly in the arms of an awesome and loving God. I will continue to pray for all of you in your time of sorrow.

Bernie Bostwick
Ambassador Advisors

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of you little girl Lindsay. My prayer is that God will wrap you up in His arms and bring you comfort over this most difficult time. As a father and grandfather my heart cries with you and the pain I'm sure you feel.
I hope as time goes on you can feel the joy that I'm sure Lindsay brought to your lives and the knowledge that she is now saftly in the arms of an awesome and loving God. I will continue to pray for all of you in your time of sorrow.

Bernie Bostwick
Ambassador Advisors

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura and Jon,
Praying for you still...
The testimonies that have been brought back to us of how you stood at your darling babies side literally for hours...what a beautiful picture of love in action. May God give you an ever increasing love for each other and for that beautiful boy Tanner. Weeping with you.
Love to you,

Anonymous said...

Jon, Laura and Tanner,

I can't imagine what you're going through. I am so grateful that you have God and godly people around you to help you through this.

We will keep praying for you all through this hard time.

Adam & Anna Metcalf

Anonymous said...

As morning dawns and evening fades
You inspire songs of praise
That rise from earth to touch Your heart and glorify Your Name

Your Name is a strong and mighty tower
Your Name is a shelter like no other
Your Name, let the nations sing it louder
'Cause nothing has the power to save
But Your Name

Jesus, in Your Name we pray
Come and fill our hearts today
Lord, give us strength to live for You and glorify Your Name

Your Name is a strong and mighty tower
Your Name is a shelter like no other
Your Name, let the nations sing it louder
'Cause nothing has the power to save but Your Name

'Cause nothing has the power to save but Your Name

There’s strength in Your Name, tender mercies in Your Name.
There’s healing in Your Name, there’s comfort in Your Name.

'Cause nothing has the power to save but Your Name

Love & Prayers,

Anonymous said...

From Roger and Sandra Willmore

Dear Jon, Laura and Tanner,

Though we are many miles away we have continually read the blog reports and prayed. Please know that our hearts are deeply touched and our love goes out to you at this time.

I wish I had adequate words to say to you. I just want you to know that we love you, we care for you and we are praying for you in this time.

Little Lindsay touched many, many lives...including ours.

Your testimony during these difficult days has been Christ honoring. Thank you for your faithfulness to your Lord.

With love and prayers,
Roger and Sandra Willmore

Anonymous said...

Dear Jon & Laura,

We are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet little Lindsay. Our hearts grieve with you. We are praying fervently that God will surround you with his peace and comfort. We are giving you hugs and love in our thoughts and prayers. Your little girl will never be forgotten. She has become part of our hearts and lives through these weeks. Love you guys.

Love, Milo and Nancy

Anonymous said...

We were so saddened to hear that Lindsay had left this earth. What a loss you must be feeling, and also relief that her suffering is over. Please know that we at are praying for you. Thank you for being willing to share the last few weeks of your journey with us.
Paul Miller and Julie Courtney

Anonymous said...

Dear Jon and Laura:
We know that there are no words we can say that will take away your pain only God's peace and comfort can do that. We know that Lindsay has her new heart and is enjoying meeting her Nan, BeBe, Pop, MeMa and Pop -Pop in heaven. How happy they must be to finally meet her.I am sure that Nan is singing all her silly songs to her.
I hope that you how much we love both of you. You have always been like one of our own kids and so was Lindsay and so is Tanner.
We will see you tomorrow.
Love you all,
Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Mark

Anonymous said...

Was told about your blog in a forward email. Know that we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Huggs from strangers.

Anonymous said...

You are often in our thoughts and prayers.

David and Pam Hodge
Atlanta GA

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

Our entire church is grieving the loss of this precious child. We are holding the Welte and Groen family before the Lord. Please when you speak to Bill tell him how very saddened we were to hear of Lindsay death. If there is anythingwe can do, please let us know.
Pastor John & Ginny Helm
First Baptist of Point Pleasant
America's KESWICK Board

Anonymous said...

Dear Bill & Jan,

I just wanted to say that I am very sorry for your loss. She truly is in a much better place. Just think Bill, all of our searching, and studying, and seeking, and learning; and right now Lindsay knows Jesus far better than we do.

Please pass on my love and prayerful support to your own little girl. And her dear husband. May the joy of the Lord be their strength.

Bill you've done so well at keeping us all in this. Lindsay has a few fans over here as well.

Chris & Pam Thompson

Anonymous said...

To My Brother Bill Welte and to the dearests of dearests, my brothers and sisters in the Lord, The Welte and Groen Families.
This morning after reading the news of Little Lindsay Groen.I was left numb, unable to make total sense of God, unable to express any words, unable write a message for Jesus Loves Me.

While I had never met Lindsay; as a father of 4 children, she became a real member of my family and a part of me over the past month in thought and in my prayers. Yesterday and today continued thoughts of Lindsay filled my mind and heart Lindsay I could but offer a prayer for the comfort for both of your families; Jon ands Laura and you and Jan. The Glory be Gods!

I thank Jesus for HIS Love of Lindsay. I thank Lindsay for bringing to reality the true frailty of this life; that are physical lives truly lie in Gods Hands as well as spiritual. Over The past week as I struggled with the thoughts of the coming end of my mother's life and that thought difficult to deal with much less the life of a child. My children, 10,12,14,15 are not mine, but belong to HIM. They are but a gift to me Linsday heightened my level of gratitude for not only my children's and my mother's life but my life also. I thank Jesus He has saved us all for an eternal rest with HIM.

Bill, thank you for showing me to look beyond the effects of one day to the enormity of God. God has used this precious child to teach us so much and I thank Jesus today He allowed me to see it through His eyes instead of mine and how a little girl you called Lindsay Bear, brought to life in our hearts what must be the only important thing left alive in us Jesus the Christ. I do not pretend for a moment to understand the rollercoaster and dynamics of what must have been an ocean of emotions but I glimpsed just a little. Where would have we been left without the Love that is Christ. I can't say but buried under what humanly is impossible to deal with.

Bill Thanks for sharing yourself and your Jesus that was there holding the Groens as well as you and Jan in HIS Loving arms and sharing what you were able to see through HIS eyes as you experienced this seemingly at times unneccessary part of life-the loss of a child. I am certain Her Mom and Dad will sing and dance with her again in the heavenlies.Thanks for teaching me.

Replete in His Love, not needing to fully understand;
and believing wholly HE is Who HE says HE Is!,

Brother Matt Kresslein
Jesus Loves Me ministries

Anonymous said...

Dear friends:
How I have come to love your family, through Lindsay her trials and victories. And now she truly has "Victory in Jesus" as the Colony men delight to sing! Lindsay was such an angel and such a trooper. I can't imagine how difficult it is for all of you; I have been hurting more than I can tell. And yet I know that the Lord is loving you ever so tenderly giving you His comfort and peace. It was quite a month, hard to describe, but my faith has only grown deeper as I would start my days and end them by reading the precious blog written by Bill. His ability to keep us informed was amazing and appreciated. So I will miss this but understand that the Lord had other plans, heavenly plans, for Lindsay. She is healed; hallelujah. My love will be with you tomorrow and the tommorows to follow. Joann from Mt. Laurel (a Freedom Fighter who loves a place called America's Keswick.).

Anonymous said...

We continue to lift you all in prayer...
Brenda K.

Anonymous said...

Christ spoke much about little children, for He loved them dearly.

In Matthew 10:13-16, Mark10:13-16, and again in Luke 18:15-17 we see how Jesus using the thoughtless-ness of His disciples to make two points: (1) All people, even little children, are important to God, (2) The kingdom of God consists of those who respond to Him with the trust that a little child gives to a parent.

“Let the little children (babies) come to Me and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it”

Children are very special – No one can ever express the right words to you at this time, but Jesus can – “He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.” Jesus cares very deeply about children; so much so that He took “a time out just to love on them,” and “to express that they are the kingdom of God and all of us need to consider Him as our Father.”

Our prayers are with you during this time, and like Jesus, we wish we could be there to offer a hug.

Weeping may endure in the night
But joy cometh in the morning. (Psalms 30:6)

John and Ruth Hensman

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura, Jon and Tanner

Want you to know you are remaining in our thoughts and prayers - moment by moment, day and night. May our loving heavenly Father hold all of you close to HImself as you walk through these difficult days. HE knows - HE cares. So do we.

Carol Budd
Lakes Chapel, NJ

Anonymous said...

Good Night
Sleep on Lindsay Bear, Sleep, and take your rest; Lay down your head upon the Saviour's breast; We loved you well, but Jesus loved you best. Good night, Lindsay Bear, Good night! Good Night!

Calm is your slumber as an infant's sleep. But you shall wake no more to toil and weep. Your's is a perfect rest, secure and deep; Good night, Lindsay Bear! Good night! Good night!

Until the shadows from the earth are cast. Until He gathers in his sheaves to last, Until twilight gloom is overpast; Good night, Lindsay Bear! Good night! Good night!

Until the Easter glory lights the skies. Until the dead in Jesus shall arise. And He shall come, but not in lowly guise; Good night, Lindsay Bear! Good night! Good night!

Only good-night! Lindsay, not farewell, A little while and all his sons shall dwell. In hallowed union indivisible. Good night, Lindsay Bear! Good night! Good night!

Until we meet again before his throne. Clothed in the spotless robes he gives his own. Until we know even as we are known. Good night, Lindsay Bear! Good Night! Good Night!

Anonymous said...

Jon & Laura, I received this e-mail from a friend today & thought her words would encourage you!

"Their journey of faith with Lindsay has really put some things into perspective for me. I can not even imagine losing one of my children after having them here with me for this time. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to pray for Jon, Laura and Tanner. I think it is quite amazing that they could share so much of their life with people they did not know and know that there was such a great outpouring of love, prayers, compassion. Their faith truly is a testimony for all.

This has really reminded me that no matter what my burdens are at this moment, someone else has a much greater burden than I. In our small group we are studying the book It's Not About Me by Max Lucado. In the book he writes about our struggles and burdens, whatever they may be for each of us, and that God does not take those burdens away. Instead of taking them away he offsets them. He does this with an eternal weight of glory, endless joy, measureless peace. An eternity with Him. When we put our focus on Him and an eternity with him, everything changes! The burden becomes light. If life is "just a moment", can't we endure any of these things for "just a moment"? Can't we wait for our peace? It's not about us anyway!

I have really been convicted these last few days about my burdens and struggles and focusing on myself instead of on God and the one who can give me the grace to get through. By sharing their life with me, they have really helped me see the greater picture. Thank you again Donna for sharing them with us."

From my friend, Laurie!
Love ya, Donna Bitler

Anonymous said...

Laura, Jon, Tanner and family,
Words can not express. Know that you are loved and people all over the world are praying for you. This blog and your testimony have touched more people than you will ever know. I am sending you a hug. My family weeps with you and prays for you.


Anonymous said...

Laura,jon, and Tanner Our Church congregation have you all in our prayers. I did have the pleasure of meeting both Lindsay and Tanner at Keswick, when you were visiting. I know how you feel. My daughter lost her baby boy at six months. I will keep you all in my prayers. Love you all. Jackie Van Note

Anonymous said...

The men in the Colony of Mercy at Keswick have been praying for you all especially little Lindsay. They've grown in the Lord as they shared her illness, God's miracles and the testimonies of her parents' faith and others. One said he had been angry with God for taking Lindsay Home after so many people prayed, but he realized it was God's will... and God makes no mistakes. He has a plan for each life. Many hearts have been touched as they read of God's love. We won't know until eternity the impact of that little life. May you all be blessed with the strength, the comfort and peace that only He can give. We know that He will hold you close in His loving arms just as he did little Lindsay Bear when she arrived in Heaven. And special hugs and prayers for Tanner as he misses his precious playmate. Thanks to Bill we feel like part of your family so we will be praying and weeping with you and praising the Lord for the memories of sweet little Lindsay.
Love you...Gram

Anonymous said...

We have not stopped praying for you and fro God's peace to surround you today. Calvary Church Staff will also be lifting you up today for strength and grace.
We love you all,
Geninne Zigrang

Anonymous said...

Praying that His peace will, like a river attend your way and overcome your great sorrow and ours as well.
Tim and Helene

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you today.

Allen & Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura, Jon and Tanner,
and Welte and Groen Families,

You have touched our hearts with your beautiful Lindsay, we will forever keep Lindsay and your family in our prayers. I will wear my pink Lindsay bracelet and remember your precious daughter and your family; and thank you for sharing your faith, trust and hope in God on Lindsay's Blog. Your prayers have helped my family walk closer with God.

Flohs Family
Friends of America's Keswick

Anonymous said...

my heart and my prayers are with you today... i wish i could be there but i'll be listening online.

Anonymous said...

With you in thoughts, prayers and love tonight. I have a daughter named Lindsay, so I know how very special those girls are! I am so very sorry she has moved into God's arms so early in her life.
I hope He provides you the much needed comfort and peace.