Monday, May 10, 2010

Janie Celebration

Ok, we've decided that the Celebration of Janie's life / memorial service (still deciding on what to call it obviously) will be this Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 am at Calvary Bible Church. The address is 2 Meadow Lane, Rutland, VT 05701. The church's phone number is 802-775-0358. There will be no 'calling hours,' just the celebration at the church on Saturday.

Um, this next part will seem a little unusual and non-traditional: Janie made a fairly adamant request that no one wear black, but rather, that everyone come ready to celebrate that she is now in the presence of her we will honor that request with bright colorful clothes!

Also, she requested that chocolate be bring your sweet tooth!  Seriously! Those of you who know her at all are not surprised and are smiling about her am I. They are 'so Janie.'

And here's a neat-o thing: in addition to the guest book, we have created a blog called Janie's Purple Pen where anyone can leave a story about their experiences with Janie.

Thanks for your prayers...we're hanging in there and are experiencing God's special grace during this time.


  1. I was reading this blog, and when I read about the chocolate I started smiling and said, "that is so Janie", and then continued to read. How appropriate. Here is a great big hug to you!

  2. Chris, I wish I could be there too! I have so many fond memories of when we were all kids and miss those simpler times. What wonderful stories on Janie's blog. You were both so blessed to have found each other! What a wonderful woman to have shared your life with.
    I wish we had been able to spend more time together over the years.
    Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Enjoy the celebration!
    I hope we can see each other someday soon!
    Cindy (Booth) Verfaillie

  3. Chris, We wish so badly that we could come! Although our families have not spent enough time together on this earth, we are truly storing up our treasures in heaven! Please know that the Horner family is praying for you all and we share in your grief and joy.
    ~Mary Horner Settle and Jenni Horner