Tuesday, September 25, 2012

we missed sandy.

It has been a whirlwind of a year for the Mack Family:

Our Wedding in October
These guys ran a half marathon in November

Christmas in Colorado!
10K in February
Ryan's graduation from Medical School in May
 {Insert picture of Bryce & Julie graduating from ACU in May!}

Trip to the Grand Canyon in June
Melissa & Blake's Wedding in June
Bryce & Julieanne's Wedding in July
Annual Mack Family Labor Day Retreat in September

This year was filled with so much happiness and joy, but it was a hard year. At each one of these occasions, we really missed Sandy.

God has been so faithful to this family this year (and always), blessing us with so many people to bring us love and encouragement. I don't have an answer to the age-old question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" but I do know (from experience) He will always be faithful to comfort and strengthen us through storms and bring us out of them. You can read my sister-in-law's inspiring post on this here.

My father-in-law, Steve, came to visit us in Temple this weekend. We had a great time going to dinner with him, and a sweet time where we sat talked and remembered Sandy. We are so thankful for the life she led and the legacy she left!

Sandy loved Scripture, and she framed her favorite scriptures and placed them all around the house - I don't think there's a single room in the Mack home that doesn't have at least one of these scriptures in it! Steve left us with this gift, and Ryan and I are so proud to have it in our home. An inspiring Scripture that perfectly describes the life that Sandy led. We will always treasure this:

Psalm 19:14
We miss you!

· sylvia ·


  1. Love Sandy. Love you guys. Thoughts and prayers for all the Mack Family.

    Lori Arnn

  2. Aww. I cannot imagine. Thank you for sharing. You are all in our prayers!

  3. Tears of joy and sorrow shed today. Your mom/Sandy was a beautiful example for me of
    how to be a Godly wife and mom.
    Sylvia hug your hubby from us. Ryan is a blessed man to have. you in his life as are we! Ly Aunt Nancy +4