It’s amazing to me that in the world today, it seems there are so many things trying to pull us down. Every time you turn around, you're being bombarded with bad news. Last week Tina and I received a phone call no one ever wants to receive. The call was that Tina’s mother passed away after a courageous battle with kidney failure and a stroke. We knew that Helen only a week or two left prior to her passing and although you can prepare for a loved one’s impending death, it still comes as a shock. Out of the sadness we feel we are comforted that our beloved mother is at peace, and in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.