Today, we attended the funeral of my Uncle David.
It was a physically, spiritually, and emotionally taxing day.
It was a day filled with sorrow, grief, sadness, love, gratitude, and peace.
It is late and I just crawled into bed and began reflecting on the day we have had and I began to cry. My heart hurts.
I knew I needed an outlet for my thoughts and feelings from today because I can not stop crying.
What keeps going through my head today is a song. A song that brought such peace to my Uncle David at a time in his life when he was feeling so down... the week he was diagnosed with cancer. The congregation sang it today at the funeral. Here is the first verse...
'Sweet is the peace the gospel brings
To seeking minds and true.
With light refulgent on its wings,
It clears the human view.'
As the song states... I am so grateful for the sweet peace that the gospel brings to my life... peace in knowing that we CAN turn to the Savior to heal our aching hearts, peace in knowing that death is not the end... that we will have the privilege and blessing of seeing our loved ones again.
What sweeter peace can there be on days such as these?
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David Lee Higginson
1943 ~ 2011
Our Father in Heaven chose Easter Sunday to call our dear husband, father, and grandfather home. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family from the effects of cancer.
David was born October 3, 1943 in Nampa, Idaho to John Detton and Merle Harris Higginson.
He was a valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a mission to New Zealand from 1962-64. He had a deep faith in his Savior, Jesus Christ and shared his love for Christ with his family and countless others.
While attending BYU, he met and married his sweetheart, Louise Lewis. They were sealed for time and all eternity on June 2, 1967 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Music was the essence of his life. He was an amazing choir and orchestra teacher in Utah and Idaho, a musician, songwriter, and arranger. His children's treasured memory is singing around the piano on Sunday evenings. He was the creator of The Professional Chord System and touched the lives of so many people as he traveled around the country to share his gift.
He is survived by his wife, Louise and 9 children, David (Heidi), Michael (Marci), Amy (Brenden) Clements, Rebekah (Jim) Edwards, Brian (Lisa), Julie, Linda (Danny) Strauss, Robert, and Jared.
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