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Jacob's Dad -> Robert Murphy www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal
Jacob's Dad -> Robert Murphy

I have journeyed. Through the long, dark night.  Out on the open sea
By faith alone,  Sight unknown
And yet His eyes were watching me

The anchor holds.  Though the ship is battered.  The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
 I have fallen on my knees  As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds  In spite of the storm

I've had visions.  I've had dreams
I've even held them in my hand
 But I never knew  They would slip right through
Like they were only grains of sand

The anchor holds.  Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds  Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees  As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds  In spite of the storm

I have been young  But I am older now
And there has been beauty That these eyes have seen
But it was in the night  Through the storms of my life  Oh, that's where God proved
His love to me

The anchor holds.  Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds  Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees  As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm

Ray Boltz - The Anchor Holds   http://youtu.be/FL112E3NjqU

 ><>  ><>  ><full>  ><of>  ><Praise>  ><and>  ><Joy> ><>

Love from your Extended Family in Christ ... Robert & Maria Murphy and Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Cynthia, Brian, Katrina Murphy 

www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal

Lacy Bruggeman
Lacy Bruggeman
It made my do see the number "1" by Vinny's name on my CB app! I always love to read about your sweet boy! My thoughts and prayers go out to you as you go through this spring without Vinny. I have a special lego minifigure that I will get in the mail to you this week, Sarah. Reminded me of Vinny. I will explain more in the letter. Wishing you a beautiful day with some Vinny-isms that are peppered into it! 😇
Kathy L.
Kathy L.
I look forward to your posts.  I think of you all often, and have kept Vinny and all of you in my prayers.

I'm so glad to hear of the teen support group - it might be just the right thing, people who truly "get" where Desi is, what she feels, etc.  I hope she finds this a help in life.

I didn't know of the FB page you referenced in the latest post, but was able to find it, and join it.

My bf's car hasn't been bird-poop-bombed in a while, but with spring here, I'm sure that will come too - and each time it does, I will think of Vinny and smile.
kristy g
kristy g
Not to make this a forum on the changes to CB, but I wrote to them and got the typical corporate response to when I wrote to them about their format changes.  Unsympathetic and uncaring.   Was just shy of "gee...we're sorry you don't like our FacePuke type format."  Oh well.  Just wanted to add my 2 cents.  

BUT am glad you still post, and how you continue to teach us the things you learn, give us great insight into the whole process.    Thank you Sarah.
Bethany Lovegrove
Bethany Lovegrove
Thank you for the open, hard update.  Praying much for you.  Vinny was an awesome kid.  I still smile.  Wish I'd known him, but you helped us all know him.
Near his very, very, long end, you posted about how Vinny was LIVING while dying. I posted one of those reports on Facebook.  A friend who was dying of cancer posted that that was exactly what she needed to read that day.  to LiVE
Melody Kaspari
Melody Kaspari
God bless your family ... Not personally knowing you I think of vinny every time I see anything Lego ... Thank you vinny for putting a smile on my face ! Thinking of you and your pranks makes me smile ! I love still hearing the vinny stories , the family updates . Vinny you will forever be in my heart as well as your family ... God bless ... Melody
donna bolles
donna bolles
Blessing's to all of you straight from my heart during this time of deep sadness on the one year mark since Vinny went to be with Jesus. May God bless all of you. Donna Bolles > Madelyn and Avery's Very  Proud Nana. Always Trusting, Believing, and Staying Forever Faithful to Our Lord. With HOPE for a cure for all childhood cancer and healing for the families who have lost a child to this horrible disease.

caringbridge/visit/averyevans
Barbara Moyer
Barbara Moyer

Just an affirmation that your grief is a part of "normal grief". So true that no one shares grief in the same way or the same length of time. It is something that goes with you as long as you live. Vinny is part of you that is not here in physical form ( except for his pranks) but he WILL always be in your heart & mind. We are still praying & thinking of you & your family esp. of Desi & her accomplishments in music. 

BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU~

Jacob's Dad -> Robert Murphy www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal
Jacob's Dad -> Robert Murphy

I have journeyed. Through the long, dark night.  Out on the open sea
By faith alone,  Sight unknown
And yet His eyes were watching me

The anchor holds.  Though the ship is battered.  The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
 I have fallen on my knees  As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds  In spite of the storm

I've had visions.  I've had dreams
I've even held them in my hand
 But I never knew  They would slip right through
Like they were only grains of sand

The anchor holds.  Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds  Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees  As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds  In spite of the storm

I have been young  But I am older now
And there has been beauty That these eyes have seen
But it was in the night  Through the storms of my life  Oh, that's where God proved
His love to me

The anchor holds.  Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds  Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees  As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm

Ray Boltz - The Anchor Holds   http://youtu.be/FL112E3NjqU

 ><>  ><>  ><full>  ><of>  ><Praise>  ><and>  ><Joy> ><>

Love from your Extended Family in Christ ... Robert & Maria Murphy and Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Cynthia, Brian, Katrina Murphy 

www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal

Kathy L.
Kathy L.
I look forward to your posts.  I think of you all often, and have kept Vinny and all of you in my prayers.

I'm so glad to hear of the teen support group - it might be just the right thing, people who truly "get" where Desi is, what she feels, etc.  I hope she finds this a help in life.

I didn't know of the FB page you referenced in the latest post, but was able to find it, and join it.

My bf's car hasn't been bird-poop-bombed in a while, but with spring here, I'm sure that will come too - and each time it does, I will think of Vinny and smile.
Melody Kaspari
Melody Kaspari
God bless your family ... Not personally knowing you I think of vinny every time I see anything Lego ... Thank you vinny for putting a smile on my face ! Thinking of you and your pranks makes me smile ! I love still hearing the vinny stories , the family updates . Vinny you will forever be in my heart as well as your family ... God bless ... Melody
Barbara Moyer
Barbara Moyer

Just an affirmation that your grief is a part of "normal grief". So true that no one shares grief in the same way or the same length of time. It is something that goes with you as long as you live. Vinny is part of you that is not here in physical form ( except for his pranks) but he WILL always be in your heart & mind. We are still praying & thinking of you & your family esp. of Desi & her accomplishments in music. 

BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU~

Lacy Bruggeman
Lacy Bruggeman
It made my do see the number "1" by Vinny's name on my CB app! I always love to read about your sweet boy! My thoughts and prayers go out to you as you go through this spring without Vinny. I have a special lego minifigure that I will get in the mail to you this week, Sarah. Reminded me of Vinny. I will explain more in the letter. Wishing you a beautiful day with some Vinny-isms that are peppered into it! 😇
kristy g
kristy g
Not to make this a forum on the changes to CB, but I wrote to them and got the typical corporate response to when I wrote to them about their format changes.  Unsympathetic and uncaring.   Was just shy of "gee...we're sorry you don't like our FacePuke type format."  Oh well.  Just wanted to add my 2 cents.  

BUT am glad you still post, and how you continue to teach us the things you learn, give us great insight into the whole process.    Thank you Sarah.
Bethany Lovegrove
Bethany Lovegrove
Thank you for the open, hard update.  Praying much for you.  Vinny was an awesome kid.  I still smile.  Wish I'd known him, but you helped us all know him.
Near his very, very, long end, you posted about how Vinny was LIVING while dying. I posted one of those reports on Facebook.  A friend who was dying of cancer posted that that was exactly what she needed to read that day.  to LiVE
donna bolles
donna bolles
Blessing's to all of you straight from my heart during this time of deep sadness on the one year mark since Vinny went to be with Jesus. May God bless all of you. Donna Bolles > Madelyn and Avery's Very  Proud Nana. Always Trusting, Believing, and Staying Forever Faithful to Our Lord. With HOPE for a cure for all childhood cancer and healing for the families who have lost a child to this horrible disease.

caringbridge/visit/averyevans
Jacob's Dad -> Robert Murphy www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal
Jacob's Dad -> Robert Murphy

I have journeyed. Through the long, dark night.  Out on the open sea
By faith alone,  Sight unknown
And yet His eyes were watching me

The anchor holds.  Though the ship is battered.  The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
 I have fallen on my knees  As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds  In spite of the storm

I've had visions.  I've had dreams
I've even held them in my hand
 But I never knew  They would slip right through
Like they were only grains of sand

The anchor holds.  Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds  Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees  As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds  In spite of the storm

I have been young  But I am older now
And there has been beauty That these eyes have seen
But it was in the night  Through the storms of my life  Oh, that's where God proved
His love to me

The anchor holds.  Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds  Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees  As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the storm

Ray Boltz - The Anchor Holds   http://youtu.be/FL112E3NjqU

 ><>  ><>  ><full>  ><of>  ><Praise>  ><and>  ><Joy> ><>

Love from your Extended Family in Christ ... Robert & Maria Murphy and Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Cynthia, Brian, Katrina Murphy 

www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal

Lacy Bruggeman
Lacy Bruggeman
It made my do see the number "1" by Vinny's name on my CB app! I always love to read about your sweet boy! My thoughts and prayers go out to you as you go through this spring without Vinny. I have a special lego minifigure that I will get in the mail to you this week, Sarah. Reminded me of Vinny. I will explain more in the letter. Wishing you a beautiful day with some Vinny-isms that are peppered into it! 😇
donna bolles
donna bolles
Blessing's to all of you straight from my heart during this time of deep sadness on the one year mark since Vinny went to be with Jesus. May God bless all of you. Donna Bolles > Madelyn and Avery's Very  Proud Nana. Always Trusting, Believing, and Staying Forever Faithful to Our Lord. With HOPE for a cure for all childhood cancer and healing for the families who have lost a child to this horrible disease.

caringbridge/visit/averyevans
Kathy L.
Kathy L.
I look forward to your posts.  I think of you all often, and have kept Vinny and all of you in my prayers.

I'm so glad to hear of the teen support group - it might be just the right thing, people who truly "get" where Desi is, what she feels, etc.  I hope she finds this a help in life.

I didn't know of the FB page you referenced in the latest post, but was able to find it, and join it.

My bf's car hasn't been bird-poop-bombed in a while, but with spring here, I'm sure that will come too - and each time it does, I will think of Vinny and smile.
kristy g
kristy g
Not to make this a forum on the changes to CB, but I wrote to them and got the typical corporate response to when I wrote to them about their format changes.  Unsympathetic and uncaring.   Was just shy of "gee...we're sorry you don't like our FacePuke type format."  Oh well.  Just wanted to add my 2 cents.  

BUT am glad you still post, and how you continue to teach us the things you learn, give us great insight into the whole process.    Thank you Sarah.
Barbara Moyer
Barbara Moyer

Just an affirmation that your grief is a part of "normal grief". So true that no one shares grief in the same way or the same length of time. It is something that goes with you as long as you live. Vinny is part of you that is not here in physical form ( except for his pranks) but he WILL always be in your heart & mind. We are still praying & thinking of you & your family esp. of Desi & her accomplishments in music. 

BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU~

Bethany Lovegrove
Bethany Lovegrove
Thank you for the open, hard update.  Praying much for you.  Vinny was an awesome kid.  I still smile.  Wish I'd known him, but you helped us all know him.
Near his very, very, long end, you posted about how Vinny was LIVING while dying. I posted one of those reports on Facebook.  A friend who was dying of cancer posted that that was exactly what she needed to read that day.  to LiVE
Melody Kaspari
Melody Kaspari
God bless your family ... Not personally knowing you I think of vinny every time I see anything Lego ... Thank you vinny for putting a smile on my face ! Thinking of you and your pranks makes me smile ! I love still hearing the vinny stories , the family updates . Vinny you will forever be in my heart as well as your family ... God bless ... Melody