High Springs, Florida
Thank you. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers
Will's family is doing well, considering. His mom is strong, and figures she doesn't need to know the "why's" and the ins and outs of the "why's" right now. The answers will come when it is right for her to know them.
They had him cremated, because Wendy says her son belongs "at home, with us", not in some yard somewhere. She says, "What if I were to move to Texas?? I want my son to move to Texas with me!"
The service was really nice. I have no idea how one gets a service together so quickly, but they did a great job. We heard from different people in Will's life--all of whom said Will had grown so much closer to God in the last few months. He was on the right track. We watched a slide show of his life. We remembered and we celebrated his life. The church was packed; standing room only by the time the service started.
Short update on incorrect info:
I understand, after talking with his mom, that Will was at home until around 11pm. He'd been on the phone with a friend until a certain time, and then on the phone with another friend until he left the house. Sometime after he called his parents (from home) to ask if it was alright if he went on to bed (Apparently he's a sound sleeper and wasn't sure he'd hear the girls if they got up.), is when he left the house. We don't know where he was going, or why he left. The phone was not quite on the hook, as if he left in a hurry. He was on his way home when he wrecked the truck.
Thank you again for all your prayers for the family.
PS: On the same note, a few people at the funeral noted something that seemed to change Will's Life...There's a skit going around on youtube called Lifehouse Everything skit. (I sent it around, as have many others)...It's an awesome depiction of how God fights for us, no matter how far we stray, no matter what we get into...If you haven't seen it, youtube it! It made a difference to a 17 yr old...