3:30 AM Thanksgiving Day

Danni went with Jesus to a place better than here.

She went to sleep, peaceful sleep.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

We love you and will help in any way and that's all that I know to say. May Danni find the peace and much deserved rest that she has been looking for. Our deepest prayers and sympathies and being poured out upon you and both families involved.
With Deepest Sympathies,
The Lehman Family

barb said...

Please know that we're all here for you anytime you need us to be. We thank you for always keeping us uptodate on Danni. She brought so much joy to everyone of us who knew her, her joking around an laughter etc. We all have cherished memories of Danni, she's sleeping a peaceful sleep now with no more pain. She had so much courage and fought a hard battle. Her faith never waivered, she thought of others even during all of her pain that she endured. Christie reading this blog daily gave me so much encouragement and the way you helped all of us without really knowing you were. Spreading his word was simply awesome and all of us who came to this blog daily appreciated it. Thankyou for letting us share your hard rough road, many of us have had to walk that same path with a loved one and its the hardest thing we've ever had to do. Your love for Danni was so wonderful ans she appreciated all that you did for her. She's now at peace and God was holding her hand the whole way. My prayers are with you and the family as you make that last step with Danni. We're here for all of you whenever you need us. Thank you again for sharing such a touching journey of love and faith.

Barb Dunker and Family

Karen Unternahrer said...

Bless her heart!
She is celebrating ---
truly thanks giving
on this Thanksgiving Day

Praise God
from Whom
all blessings flow

Will continue to pray you through these very bittersweet days ahead. Christi, by God's grace and in His strength you have helped Danni finish well; no doubt she heard those words from her precious Jesus, "Well done, My good and faithful servant."
Lovingly, klu

Anonymous said...

We Love you all soooo much! We know this is both a Happy and Sad day. Happy for Danni's release from the pain and that she is now with her heavenly Father, living in glory, AMEN! And sad for you and the rest of us who will miss her dearly. She was an inspiration and a joy to behold. We praise God for letting us be a part of her life. Please let us know if we can do ANYTHING for you.
WE LOVE YOU, WE LOVE YOU, WE LOVE YOU!!
Diane & Kala

Chaplain Sam said...

Our heart and tears are with you. There are no appropriate words is such a situation.

We are lifting up your family in prayer. May God surround you with his loving arms.

Anonymous said...

My heart is broken~the tears won't stop~Christy you have done so much in rejuvenating my spirituality. We love you ~ Linda & Mike B

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathies for you and your family. I am thankful that danni is in her Heavenly Fathers arms on Thanksgiving. She has the best seat around. My thoughts and continued prayers for you and the rest of your family. Let me know if there is anything katlyn and i can do for you. Stephanie and Katlyn

Anonymous said...

Christy, I'm so happy that Danni has her new pain-free, cancer-free perfect body now. She is spending Thanksgiving with her Lord and Savior. You have the peace of knowing that you will see her again. But as a mom, I know your heart must be breaking. Danni is so lucky to have such a wonderful loving family. I know it will be hard for you to go through daily life without her. My prayer will be for God to lift up your family and fill that empty place left by Danni's "going home." May he truly be your comfort!
jill winslow

Anonymous said...

I am overwhelmed! Not that she is gone, but that God loves her so much more than we can imagine and when she was the one lost sheep He was willing to stop everything and use even cancer and the unwavering faith and support of her parents so that she could be found. How deep the Father's love for us,How vast beyond all measure!
That He would wait until 'Thankgiving' to remind us that our every breath comes from Him and this earth is not our home!
Even so come quickly Lord!!!

I can't wait to join her!
Matt G.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. So happy Danni is now pain free. Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
Ron & Yvonne Eash

Anonymous said...

THE ANGELS ARE SINGING! I am Thankful today that Danni is at home and in peace and happiness. We will always remeber Danni on Thanksgiving it will always be a day of remberance and happiness. She truly has left her mark her. And, has blessed heaven when she walked thru the gates.

Anonymous said...

Bless you Christy on this happy/sad day. I cry tears of sadness for your loss, yet tears of joy for Danni. Thank you so much for sharing your heart, your love for God, your love for Danni, and your amazing faith. The strength, depth, and your trust in God has touch me in so many ways. Bless you for allowing God to use you and Danni in the way He has. You have touched so many lives and blessed so many people through your words on this blog. My prayer are with you in the days, weeks, and months to come.

Anonymous said...

Our love, thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and all your family as we say goodbye for now to this beautiful young lady. On this Thanksgiving Day we will remember and give our thanks to God for Danni's life. She added so much to ours. We were blessed to have been a part of it and will always cherish our memories we have with her. We love you.
Arianna, Teresa, Cliff & Andrew

Anonymous said...

My sister took the same journey as Danni 3 yeas ago, and left us this mesage:
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, remember me un every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter,the smiles..I've only gone to resr a little while.Although my leavin causes pain and greif, my going has eased my pain and given me relief. So dry your eyesand remember me, not as I am now but as I used to be. Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile.
Understand in your hearts I've only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of eack of you, i can life m life in the hearts of all of you.

Christi your sharing of this journey has had a profound effect on my life
May Gods love bring you all peace and comfort.

someone in Montana

Lori Bieber said...

My prayers are with you and your family on this day. I can't wait to meet Danni one day.
God Bless

Anonymous said...

We send you our heartfelt sympanthy to you and your entire family! Remember Danni is now pain free and in heaven with Jesus. I know how your heart still as a mother must ache...thats only human. Try to celebrate her life and not her death. Remember all her smiles and the way she would laugh and act silly to make you smile. Our prayers and love are with you.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm at a loss for words. I think it has been said. Give thanks for Danni's peace. She will be missed here on earth but never from our hearts. I knew all week today would be the day God would take her home. Not just any ordinary day. I have been so blessed reading the blog each day. I pray you have the strength and faith to get through this difficult time. Maybe God will bless you to continue with the blog and continue to bless each of us. Many prayers for all of you. May you feel Gods hand all around you now and always.
Bless you and your Family!

Anonymous said...

Lots of tears falling today. I am glad God made the sun shine for all of us today.
Much love to all.
The Harps
Keith, Beth, Luke and Cole

Jamie Dixon said...

To danni's family, Danni is in a better place then here the Lord had a plan that he could not break. My family and I went through the same problem last year with my grandfather, and the Lord Jesus Chirst helped us through. Over the past 10 months many families across the states has been checking the website to stay informed about my friend/classmate danni. I see how God has changed her life to become the spiritual god fearing person, and how he has made you'll stronger.

R.I.P dan-yell we luv u!

Anonymous said...

Uncle Matt and Christy - we are thinking of you and your family during this time of loss. We will say an extra prayer for you today. Sara Taylor, Misty Minnick and Julie Minnick

Christine said...

Our hearts and prayers continue to be with your family. No more sadness, no more sorrow, no more pain for Danni, she is with our precious Lord.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Can't imagine your pain. May The God that created and loves you and Danni more than anybody on earth ever could, bring you comfort and surround you with His Peace that passes understanding in the upcoming season of life.

A friend from TFC

Anonymous said...

Christy, Matt, Jessie, and Atlee, my heart is sad for you all but rejoicing with Danni. God is with you now just as he has always been! God Bless everyone.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss but the Lord gained his child today...Praise Him!

Anonymous said...

Stories and memories are all that is ever left. I think her stories will live on through all of you. I cannot imagine a sadder day in the life of a Mama.

Anonymous said...

God bless you all. Peace after such courage and strength from you all. Her beauty and strength shall live forever in the hearts of many.


Brent in Iowa

Anonymous said...

We love you danni, I know you are in a much better place where you have no pain . The love you have brought to the world ... is never ending . Your kind heart fills our hearts... you are with us always. Bless you my friend ...
~Britt ~

Anonymous said...

Through all of this everyone in the family checked this page a lot. Hoping to hear good news, hoping to hear that she can be pain free. Recenty we still checked it with the same hope. But good news is relative. At the begining good news is differnt for what it is today. Good news is that Danni is in a much better place with no pain. We all selfishly wish good news could of been in a differnt form but everything happens for a reason. Most people who posted here, knew Danni. I didn't know her very well, over this time I have heard a lot of stories, all of them make me think that I would have loved to meet her, and now I still believe that, and know that sooner or later, I will get that chance.

God Bless you all,

The Bellows family.

Anonymous said...

Today the Lord has gained a beautiful angel!! She is in now in a great, beautiful place!!
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends
-Tory Bailey

Anonymous said...

Janice and I have been.....and will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Blessings,
Harold Gingerich

PS Thanks so much for the call Matt.

Deb Duve said...

Dear Matt & Christy,
God Love you both....I will be praying for you all.My deepest and most sincere sympathy to you.
Love,
Deb Duve'

Anonymous said...

my thought and prayers are with your family and everyone who knew danni and the wonderful person that she was. she will be missed here in person but we know that she is in a much better place pain free and with our heavenly father. We will miss you danni but we will never forget you.

Anonymous said...

Danni's family - you are all in our prayers. May God surround you with His love & peace knowing that Danni is safe & pain free in God's loving arms.

All of our love & prayers to each of you - Aaron & Cheri Huber

Anonymous said...

What a blessed Thanksgiving for Danni, to be released of all pain and only know peace. My heart aches for the family and friends left behind. Wishing everyone much sympathy during this difficult time.
Lauri Eash

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. You have our deepest sympathies. Your strength and faith are truly amazing. Jayne Fought-Schlemmer

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I didn't know Danni. I read of her passing in today's Goshen News. The three thing stha caught my eye was her beautiful face, her young age, and the fact that I have a brother in law with the last name of Frain. When I saw that there was a web site, I just had to follow through. I've read quite a bit of the blog and I am so touched. First by the number of people SHE touched and second by the faith shown by Christy. I too believe that God will heal if we ask him to but it is His kind of healing that will take place. We know not how he decides who to heal and how, and that's not our business. My heart is heavy for her family and friends who are in sorrow but also my heart is also lifted to know that she is with our Lord and she will never feel pain or sadness again. As someone else said....."Praise God from whom all blessings flow". We sing this every Sunday at our Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. God be with all of you. And, you know He is!

Pam from Goshen

psychling said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Danni was my student her senior year and she was just about the nicest person a teacher could ask for. I know it's been a struggle for your family to face this loss. It would be for anyone. May God continue to meet your many needs as the days go by. He has healed Danni. We can be thankful for that. Best, Michael Yeakey

Anonymous said...

Until today, I didn't know of your daughter's struggle with cancer. My heart breaks for your family, but for whatever small comfort it may be worth, your Danni's story touched my heart and I wanted to express my sympathy to her family. May God hold all of you in the palm of His hand and comfort you. Please know that she is no longer in pain, but now in the presence of God. With heartfelt sympathies - Another Danielle from Elkhart

Anonymous said...

Danni touched so many lives through her illness. She showed such faith and strength. She is rejoicing in her reward at this moment. We will continue to pray for your family.

Steve and Carol Western And family