On the evening of January 11, 2016, at approximately 6:05 pm, the unthinkable happened and our family was changed forever. For that is the date our oldest son, Hans, was killed in a car crash at the end of our driveway.
The next day would have been his twenty-first birthday.
The purpose of this blog is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ in the context of our grief after losing Hans. We declare that the true and living God is real, that He is good, and that he is worthy to be praised. We hope to be an encouragement to other parents who are walking through the valley of child loss; to rejoice with them that do rejoice, and to weep with them that weep. (Romans12:15)
We desire to remember Hans’ life, to share those memories with others, and to draw every bit of good we can from this painful season in our own lives. Our prayer is that because Hans lived, many might be brought to a saving knowledge of Hans’ Savior: God the Son, Jesus Christ.
Because knowing Jesus is everything.
About the Author
A mail-order bride, Kim Nolywaika has been married to Manfred Nolywaika since 1989. They live in a little off-grid log house somewhere south of Fairbanks, Alaska and have four grown children. Two live at home, one lives in western Alaska, and one is living in Heaven.
The Nolywaikas have enjoyed most of the usual Alaska pastimes at one time or another: hunting, fishing, gardening, water hauling, wood-cutting, fixing stuff (again), and spending time together.
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it… Psalm 127:1