Monday, March 8, 2010

Funeral Services

We have been so touched by the many heartfelt words and actions of so, so many people.  I have felt a little more strength yesterday from above and truly have felt so many of your prayers.  Thank you all.  Yesterday we received a gift from somebody in our new ward whom I've never even met, only spoke with on the phone briefly around Christmas time.  This amazing young lady, named Elspeth Young found a picture on my blog and created our little Porter on canvas with pastel.  We all cried tears of joy when we opened it.  She truly captured his little spirit in this piece of art.  It now sits in the living room and will remain there until the day we see our little boy again.  

Funeral services will be Thursday, March 11th, 2010 held at the chapel on 828 W. 1600 N. Orem with a viewing from 9:30-10:45 am. A Wednesday night viewing will be held at Sundberg Olpin from 6-8 pm, 495 S. State in Orem.

33 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow, that is truly beautiful and amazing, what a priceless gift.

You are in my prayers.

Rachel said...

Hey girl!

What a BEAUTIFUL painting! My gosh! Let me know if there is anything I can do. I'm sorry you are going through this, because an amazing person like you shouldn't.

Shauna said...

That is so precious! Love and Hugs to you and your sweet family my friend!

KC Mom said...

Such a priceless gift that a super talented person could give.
Our prayers are still with you.

Miss Daisy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL portrait that captures such a precious spirit of our Heavenly Father. What an incredible, lifetime gift of love that you received from this young lady. Something you will treasure always. I will see you Wednesday evening and my arms will be open wide with a great big hug. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. All my love, Jeni

Doran & Jody said...

What a beautiful gift. This is SO Porter! I love you all!

Julie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you. May the Lord bless you with peace and comfort as you and your family deal with this difficult experience. Love you.

Launi said...

Oh...Susette. What a beautiful tribute. He will love to see it when he comes back.
Elspeth is a good friend of my girls. Such a fabulous talent. Her dad was the stake president for many years.

We'd like to come by later--if you are up to it.
We love you.

Dane said...

I have a message from my Dane in Lithuania for you:

"Perhaps you could make a meal for sister Fisher and tell her that I love her and I am praying that God's grace--even his enabling power will rest upon her and her family. Tell her she is remembered to a little boy who was once one of her cubs all the way in Lithuania! Tell her there is a little boy who loves her and is grateful for the faith she had during that time to make a difference in my life. Tell her that her same testimony is even stronger now in the Plan of Salvation. It will help her during this time. Lastly if there is anything I can do for her please let her know I will. Please send these words to her that she may know her faith has helped others and at this time is sufficient for her current heartache! Send her my love."

Elder Dane Anderson

Jillene said...

What a beautiful portrait. How sweet of that sister to do that for your family. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers Susette. Even though we have never met in person--if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. ♥♥ ((((hugs))))

Cherie said...

That is a beautiful and amazing gift. It brings tears to my eyes. God Bless.

Yankee Girl said...

It is so lovely.

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful gift.

I know I was crying while talking with you on Sunday, and have been on and off over Porter....but the message from Dane brings me to my knees. These young men serving, either here or on the other side are such strong voices of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The plan of salvation...what a blessing.

I. LOVE. You. Susette.

LyndiLou said...

Oh... I'm glad you have such a beautiful way to remember your son!!! Elspeth is amazing... and one of the sweetest people on the planet! Get to know her and her family, you will be glad that you did! Like my Mom said, her Dad was in the Stake Presidency for a while. The whole family is amazing... just like YOUR family.

We sure love you guys. Like my Mom and Dane said... I know that you'll all be together again! Heavenly Father will take care of you however you need Him to. Love you lots.

Jillian said...

Elspeth is such a sweetheart. She was just a grade older than me and I wanted to be like her when I grew up. I'm glad you are in that ward. Such a good group of people!

LL said...

thinking of you!
xoxoxo

Erin said...

That's a beautiful portrait. I wish I lived closer.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

What a beautiful gift!!! That is such a sweet memento! I'm thinking of you!

Stacia said...

I have some Elspeth Young art in the Ensign I think. This is the best gift! Love you Susette!

Heatherlyn said...

That's beautiful.

The Silvas said...

What a beautiful picture, I love it!! Truly something to cherish forever!

Annette Lyon said...

Susette, I am so sorry for your loss. I have no words.

I know Elspeth's parents and grandparents--she is a wonderful person. What an amazing gift to cherish forever.

You and your family will be in my prayers.

Just SO said...

I haven't been keeping up with my blogs lately but I was directed here by Shauna.

I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Megan said...

What a handsome young man!! Susette my heart is just aching for you and your family. The funeral was absolutely beautiful, I can't stop thinking about it. Your family picture on your blog is so beautiful - you will all be reunited in the eternities. I just love your family!!

Jacki said...

Susette,
i was very glad that i was able to finally meet you on wednesday night. what an amazing family you all are. what a priceless gift this is to all of you, one that you will treasure forever. once again, i'm so sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you.
sincerely
Jacki Cordova (brittanys aunt)

http://jacki-livelaughlove.blogspot.com/

Dede said...

That is truly a gift from the heart. You and your family will continue to be in our prayers...

mother goose said...

such a beautiful gift and labor of love and service! what a pricelesss treasure!

rachel said...

Suzette,
I haven't been checking my blog list very regularly and just read what happened. I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. This is a beautiful likeness of your beautiful son! May God bless you and your wonderful family.

Much love,
Rachel

Jenny in Utah said...

Dear Suzette -
I have had you and your family in my prayers ever since I heard of your loss. I hope that you all are comforted, your son is beautiful and that portrait is a perfect gift. I'm keeping you in my prayers!

Valorie said...

Suzette and family. I have only just read of your loss and I am so sorry. I can only imagine how hard this has been on you all. God bless you and keep you through your time of grief.

Sherrie Shepherd Piano Music said...

Susette, I've been meaning to come over here and pay your my condolenscences. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Your son seems like he was an amazing guy.
This is an awesome sketch of him.
I'm thinking of you.

Just ME the MOM said...

A beautiful portrait and a treasure . . . just wanted to let you know you have been foremost in my thoughts and prayers. ((warmest hugs))

Kristin

mother goose said...

just stopping by again, to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! keep hanging on, the rainbow will come.