Monday, January 14, 2013

She is dancing with the Angels

Kris and Joseph June 21, 1990
I love you mom.  Brandyn and Kris
Kris giving her sister Tricia a bottle

Kris and her dad.  The snowman she made for him to put in front of his office during the Christmas Season

She packed as much living as she could into her last 18 months.  Zip lining on Camano Island.

Disney World

River rafting with the family.  Kris and Andrew in the front.

She bought this truck before she knew she was sick again.  It was  trashed.  She had begun working on it  but once she was sick she could no longer.  Joseph worked very hard to finish it so she could get some enjoyment from it before she left us.  She loved tooling around her little town in it.

Kris and Brandyn

She had lots of fun with her bald head.

Picking berries.
She lived her life to the very fullest.  She loved her family with a love that can not be duplicated.  Her love for Jesus is unparalleled.  To say there is a hole in our hearts in an understatement.  Tomorrow we will hold a celebration of her life. I found this poem a few weeks ago and saved it for just this time.  It is called the Broken Chain by Ron Tranmer.  He wrote it one day when his family suffered an unexpected loss. Because we knew this was coming, I changed just one word in it.
We all knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
Kristina Colleen Rosebrook Eberle
May 9, 1970
January 9, 2013

I can hardly wait my darling daughter until we start to link back up again in heaven.


  1. Thanks for sharing Evy. I tried to read it to my Mom and couldn't do it easily. Kris is such a blessing to our family. She always was. I loved the way she lived and who she was. She took time to spend with me this past June. Took me out in her truck for an afternoon drove me around.
    In June of 2011 I went out and visited and stayed with them. It was about 2 weeks prior to her finding out she was sick again. I had such a wonderful time. We had breakfast together,played games. I have such fond memories of that time. We went to Trader Joe's together. Had wine coolers! I felt like the Lord gave me that time with her I never had before or would have again here on earth. What a gift that time was and what a gift Kris was to us all!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for your family. I don't know you or your daughter but somehow I ended up on your blog and have followed for quite some time. Your daughter seemed to really live her life and as much as possible didn't allow her illness to change her attitude. I loved the pictures of her decorated med port, she had a great sense of humor.
    I'm praying for you and sending out love.

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  4. Prayers going out Evie, I do know about the hole in your soul that no one else can fill & await the day the chain will link again .
    Kris showed such courage & certainty of her eternal salvation,
    PTL Kris knew her Savior & now has no more tears or sorrow or pain. I will be keeping you in prayer.
    Hugs from another bereaved mother.

  5. I'm so sorry and my heart breaks for you and your family. I do know that as Christians we have the promise that we'll see our loved ones again. The poem is so touching. Thank you so much for viisiting me today.
    Shelia ;)

  6. hope to see you back in the blogosphere ...praying for you all the day

  7. Evie, I was SO sad when you'd written at my blog today that you lost Kris only a month ago. Thank you for these pictures; they help show what an amazing and beautiful woman she was. Your poem is such a beautiful tribute.
    I ache for her pain and am so glad she's dancing with Jesus now.
    But missing her must be such a deep pain..God bless you and your family, Evie.
    I wish there were words I knew would help. I know there aren't.
    Love, Z

  8. Gramma, I've been away a long time, and I'm sorry for that. I'm sorry for your loss, and I pray that the Lord lays his hand on you and yours. I pray that his peace is yours and that you can find some comfort in knowing that your separation wont be a long one.


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