Monday, April 19, 2010

Peace in Heaven

Andrea peacefully went to live with God and Christ this morning, Monday April 19 a.m., about 7:30 a.m. She did not wake from her sleep.
Tomorrow I will post funeral arrangements, but most likely it will be Saturday.
As a family, we send love to you all for being so diligent in your prayers and reading this blog. We are heartbroken, but know that Andrea is in a better home than we are right now.

37 comments:

Roxy Picker said...

you are all in our prayers. We remember Andrea as such a beautiful and sweet young lady. I have a great picture of her going to homecoming (I think)with several of the kids from West Houston. Casey has ALWAYS thought so much of her. Reading all the blogs has shown us what faith she had. Just know we are thinking of you and praying for the peace & comfort that only God can give!

love,
Roxy and Kurt

Anonymous said...

Andrea and both the Martin and Luthringer families will be in my prayers this week. Andrea is an inspiration to all of us who knew her.
Peace be with you,
Christina Wernli Allen

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to J, the Luthringer family and the Martin family. She showed incredible strength and faith. I will never forget her.

Anonymous said...

We are holding you all in our prayers. Please know she is in a better place and her pain is gone. Our hearts are with you all. We pray for peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.

Love-
Bob, Gretchen, & Jenifer

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers are with J, The Luthringer and Martin families. Andrea has been such an incredible inspiration to us all as have you. May God bless you with comfort and peace.

Nana said...

To all of the family,

Please know we too are heartbroken but also know that Andrea is now well and being loved on by our heavenly Father. Our prayers for strength and peace are going up for you today and in the days to come.

Love, Wes & Brenda Jackson

Greg, Alissa, Luke and Jack said...

I am so sorry and sad to hear this. I am so grateful that I was able to meet such a beautiful person at Kristin's baby shower. Praise the Lord that you can grieve with hope in knowing that this is not the end.

Alissa Melton

Anonymous said...

may God bless your family and give you comfort during this time.

Anonymous said...

Although I did not know Andrea that well during my time at TCU, we shared many common friends. She always struck me as such a friendly, outgoing, and beautiful person. It may sound trite, but people really did gravitate towards her. My heart goes out to Andrea's friends and family during this extremely difficult time.

Anonymous said...

So heartbreaking. She was breathtaking in so many ways. I wish her family comfort in this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Right now, the lyrics to a song are going through my head.."I'm a treasure in the arms of Christ". Praying for God's peace and comfort for all of you. Jan Dean

Kelly Maeker said...

I am so sorry to hear about Andrea. She was such a strong woman. I will never forget her.

Anonymous said...

J, Kathy and Betty,

Andrea touched so many lives and will forever be remembered and cherished. We pray that God now gives you and your families strength and helps heal your hearts. Thank you for helping her fight so long. We love her and will miss her terribly.

Love and prayers,
Michelle, Jason, Avery and Rylee Meyer

Angie said...

My heart goes out to your family. I pray for comfort for you during the days to come. I am glad Andrea is no longer in pain.

Love you,

Angie

Anonymous said...

We send love and prayers for you all. Can't wait to get our arms around you and even more, for the great reunion we have awaiting us in heaven.
Lord, come quickly...

love,
Betsy and Craig

S. Farris said...

Kathy, my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and the Martins. Andrea fought so hard and you all were there for her each step of the way. I was blessed to have known her.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and your families.

Love you,

Nalda and Jerry

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with your family during this time. I went to junior high and high school with Andrea and she was such a beautiful person inside and out. May God keep you and comfort you.

Jocelynn said...

Bob, Kathy and family,
We stand ready to help in any way that you need. Mary Meyers and I will be glad to coordinate food for the family and the funeral. Just let me/us know.
Our hearts are heavy with you.
Jocelynn Goff

Elisa Reid said...

Bob & Kathy,

Mike and I have been following your blog faithfully all this time and we want you two to know what an inspiration you are to us. We feel like we have been there right along side you all this time... Andrea is now safe in our Father's arms, Praise God, what a wonderful place to be. You are in our thoughts, our hearts and our continued prayers. God Bless you both.

With much love and peace for you both,

Mike & Elisa Reid

Anonymous said...

i was amazed by Andrea as well as her family's strength. what a beautiful blessing this earth has lost but will never forget. i am thankful for the the very brief time i had to spend with her in my life. she is forever free now and soaring above us in heaven where she belongs. what an angel. i am keeping her family in my prayers<3

Anonymous said...

Patrick & I were heartbroken to hear this. Please know that we are praying for your family. God is close to the brokenhearted. Praying He would be so close to your hearts right now and would comfort you. What comfort to know that Andrea is now completely healed walking in the very presence of God.
All our love,
Patrick & Andrea B.

cindy gatewood said...

Our sincere condolences go out
to all you your family and friends.
We have kept up through this blog,
and so admire all of your strength
and courage. I have been listening
to "Praise You in This Storm"
by Casting Crowns and thinking
of you all,and hope that God will
bring you peace, even in the face
of adversity.

The Gatewood Family

Anonymous said...

Philippians 3:14
I press toward the goal to "win the prize" for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
Andrea fought the good fight, She finished the race, Andrea kept the faith. Now there is in store for her the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award her on that day—and not only to Andrea, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

God our most Heavenly Father, we praise you and thank for the gift of eternity and the knowledge that Andrea has "won the prize"! I know that you have taken Andrea into your loving arms and healed her earthly body. I pray for the family that they will heal quickly from this loss. Father, I thank you for giving me Hope and Faith so that I have the Peace of knowing that Andrea is in a much better place.

I pray this to the Creator of the Universe.

Your Brother in Christ!!

Erin Hall said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you right now. Andrea was a wonderful friend and I will cherish in my heart not only her, but all the memories that we had together!!
Erin

jadyn and jena cate said...

so very sorry j,betty, and john and the luthringers. andrea was a special person and she will be missed deeply. love jadyn, jena and jason calvary

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for Andrea since my daughter first told me of her illness. It comes across clearly in the blog that Andrea was a very strong young woman and the world is a better place for having known her and her wonderful spirit. I continue to pray for Andrea's family and friends and know that she is free now - no longer in pain. God Bless.

angelica said...

Your family is in my prayers. I was a young freshman at TCU when I first met Andrea and she welcomed me with her warm heart and personality. I always admired her beauty both inside and out. I was touched so many times how she took time to reach out to the younger Pi Phi's and am forever grateful to her sincere kindness. I tremendously admire her strength and courage as she demonstrated her faith and beauty daily.

God bless your family in this time.
angelica

Anonymous said...

I cheered with Andrea at TCU. I just learned of this blog from a mutual friend on facebook. I read several of the entries and am amazed at Andrea's spirit throughout her illness. She is an incredible inspiration and witness for Christ for all who read it. I am so sorry for your loss, but am glad to know she is no longer in pain. Your family will be in my prayers! I pray that you experience a peace that surpasses all understanding. God bless.

Jeremy, Angie and girls said...

My heart is so heavy reading this news. Such a sweet, beautiful, brave girl. What a terrible loss for all that knew her. What a blessing that she is in no more pain, and she is with our Lord right now. There is no better place to be. My prayers will be with all of her family. May God bless you and give you peace.

Patti Greene said...

Kathy,
I didn't have any idea that your daughter was so ill still. I am so sorry to hear about Andrea. I will be praying for your family. I can't even imagine how you are feeling. Peace and comfort to all your family. God bless.
Patti Greene
MCHS Librarian

Anonymous said...

I worked with Andrea and was in her sorority. I always looked up to her. She was such a kind person. She so beautiful inside and out. She will be missed.

pi phi love and mine.

Tessa

Anonymous said...

Andrea,
"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be.
So he put His arms around you and whispered "come to me".
With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

This poem I found touched my heart, and I thought it might bring some comfort. Our hearts go out to all of you. Andrea's beauty, courage, and faith was such an inspiration to us. May God comfort you and wrap His arms around you in the days and months to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With our deepest sympathy.
Love,
Laura and David Allcorn

Eastern Hills said...

To you all, we love you so much and are keeping you in our prayers. What a shining example your family has always been to ours. I remember how very sweet and patient both Andrea and Kristen were with our boys when we would come to your house for care group. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace.

Love,
Paul & Davlyn Hollingshead

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James said...

Andrea, "God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put His arms around you and whispered "come to me". With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best." This poem I found touched my heart, and I thought it might bring some comfort. Our hearts go out to all of you. Andrea's beauty, courage, and faith was such an inspiration to us. May God comfort you and wrap His arms around you in the days and months to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With our deepest sympathy. Love, Laura and David Allcorn

Josebwrx said...

Our prayers are with you and your families. Love you, Nalda and Jerry