Today, Valentine's Day, a day of love, hearts and flowers, was also a sad day for Manning and in particular the Genzen family as they buried their loved one David, a husband and father, who was only 54 years old. My heart aches for his family as thoughts of our similar experience come flooding back.
His brotherhood of firefighters was there to honor his memory and service to the department. They too, said goodbye to one of their own. Observed from a distance, they could be seen walking behind a fire truck in the cemetery. These are hard days. Once again we are reminded to cherish each day we share with our loved ones, and cling to our Lord and Savior as we await the glorious reunion in heaven.