Today my sweet hubby, Dave, went to be home with the Lord. It was unexpected, and he will be greatly missed. If you were ever at one of my lectures or workshops, know that Dave was a big part of each one of those. It is because of him that I traveled to speak and teach. He was my chauffeur, my pack mule, my chief cheerleader. He believed in me. He encouraged me to develop as an artist and a quilter, and he was quick to brag to everyone and anyone about my quilts. He said I was his hobby. He wasn’t perfect, but I never doubted that he was mine, and I was his.
Some of you may know that he was a pastor. We moved from San Diego to Dayton, Ohio in 1991 to start Calvary Chapel of Dayton. He loved the Lord with all his heart, mind, soul, and strength. He loved the people unconditionally. He was always ready with a great big hug. He really wanted to hug each person as they arrived and before they left. I was so blessed to have walked alongside him for more than 34 years.