Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Karen Muyskens

We are grieving as a family over the sudden loss of our dear friend Karen Muyskens. Karen died early Sunday morning of a mysterious infection. The previous Sunday, we had chatted after church with her as usual, and now she is gone.

Karen and Mark have been our good friends for over ten years. Our children have played together often since preschool days. We have seen close up how Karen and Mark were partners in every way, as parents and professionals, as servants of Christ. They have inspired us and supported us very practically as we have tried to follow their wise example in balancing work and family.

Karen's life was too short. Yet it was complete in the honor, integrity, and beauty with which she lived it. She belonged, body and soul, in life and in death, to her faithful Savior. We are aching with Mark and the children, but we are aching in hope.

"The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable." I Cor. 15: 42

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