Monday, April 26, 2010

The Next Step

The accused in Emily's murder has pleaded guilty to second degree murder. We were not in court today. Monday is my day off and I spent the day in Hinton at a piano festival with our girls.

We're thankful that this case won't go through the long, drawn-out trial and appeal process. We trust that God is sovereign in it all and rest in His care.

A few more details have become public regarding how Emily died. This may be hard for some people to see and hear. If this had gone to a full trial, there would have been many more details released over time, so we are relieved that there is a guilty plea. We are still waiting for sentencing, but this was an important next step today.

If you would rather not know more details, don't read the stories. If you would like to see how Edmonton news stations are reporting, here are a couple of links: CTV, Global

I don't know where some of the details came from. We don't have a choir, though Emily was involved in music in our church. Monday afternoon Bible studies would be a great thing, but we didn't do those. Small things, really, but it's odd how news gets out.

Thank you to those of you who are praying for us and have encouraged us in so many ways. We appreciate you, though we'll never be able to personally thank everyone.


Cindy Marsch said...

Prayerfully, quietly, tearfully with you in this next step.

Trevor said...

Praying. Love you brother.

Gladys said...

Our hearts go out to you as we continue to pray for you. May God strengthen your family as you walk through this time.

Love, Lars and Gladys(Lehman)Rude (

MagistraCarminum said...

Continuing to lift you all in prayer, Terry.

Alisha Coulombe said...

I am new to your blog, a Christian from Northern Alberta. I am not new to your family's story, though. Thank you for the encouragement and hope that you provide through your writing. I couldn't bring myself to read all of your blogs from 2008. But all the same I want to thank you and your family for being a light in this dark world. It has inspired me. I am so sorry for your loss, those words in themself not enough. I know that your hope is for heaven, and I rejoice with you in that. Thank you for being transparent, it is a gift to those who stumble upon your blog.

stauf46 said...

Thanks so much everyone.

Welcome, particularly, to Alisha. Thanks for the comment.


Instant Coffee said...

I think of you all often and am praying for you when God brings you to mind. I am thankful that God has been glorifed even in what must be the most difficult journey to walk.
anna thorburn in NH, USA