A beautiful word from R.C. Sproul, Jr., who lost his wife to disease and his daughter with disabilities less than a year apart:
But the thing is, Shannon (his daughter with disabilities) never felt the weight of her weaknesses. And Shannon had a faith that saw through the veil. She lived on earth as if it were heaven. She was so full of love, joyful, peaceful, so filled with patience and kindness, so good, so faithful, so gentle and so self-controlled that she bloomed, bore fruit in God’s own garden. When she woke up able to walk and speak, when she woke to feel our Lord’s hand on her head, it was no great change for her.
He offered these thoughts at his daughter’s memorial service. It is well worth the 24 minutes to watch.