Peace and love to you all.
I'm posting this picture because it stood and still stands in Randy's office. He would also look at it and feel it because he loved all of us so very much.
We feel that way for all of you. We have been hurting, do hurt, and will hurt for a long, long time. But we have been blessed, truly blessed, to have you all praying for us and texting or commenting your love and support and simply being there for us in this time. We could hardly have endured without your arms around us, and we will never be able to express the depths of our gratitude for all of you in our lives.
We also don't intend to let this blog slip away. We can't guarantee an entry every day but, you know, we're going to do our best. We're going to continue to share stories and wonderful times with Randy. We're going to share our heartbreaks and low days and feel your kindness. This website is not going to be maintained in Randy's memory but in his honor.
We hope you continue to bless us with your presence and your love.
I'll leave you today with a prayer of gratitude for all of you.
Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. You have surrounded me with people who always look out for me. You have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions. They lift me up in ways that keep my eyes focused on you and make my spirit soar.
After 43 years of ministry, Randy Cross lived his "fourth life" and shared about retirement, living boldly and intentionally in our world. To be sure, there was some North Dakota thrown in.