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Remembering Davy


It is never easy to lose someone you love.  The pain of separation that death brings is real. Sometimes tears come when you least expect it.  A picture.  A memory.  An emptiness left that no one else can fill.  Yet God comes near when we draw near to Him.  He’s the only One who fully understands our tears.  The only One who can fill our hearts with the hope of heaven.    The hope that we will see our loved ones again.

This is true of a brother who was born and only expected to live for six months…yet Davy was given the breath of life for 45 years on this earth.  Tomorrow would have been his 48th birthday.

A child born, a wonder to man,
a wonder to medicine.
Experts in the medical field said,
“How can this be?”
A child born with a heart
that could not work.
But God said,
“You will see.  You will see,
what I can do through man
to help my child grow up and reach
his full potential for me.
He will live one day at a time,
with the knowledge that
It is I who sustains him.

A blessing to his family and friends,
His life will be a testimony,
a miracle, and
encouragement to others.
This wonder of man will bring
Glory and Honor to me.”  -Carole Drew 2008

Just recently Dave and I had the joy of spending time
with my sisters and brother and their families.
Seems like every time we get together there is always a
special dessert that brings back the memories of Davy.

Davy’s  Strawberry Salad


2 cups crushed pretzels
½ to ¾ cup brown sugar
½ c. butter

Press in 9/13 pan and bake at 250 degree oven 15-18 min.

(2) Large cream cheese (softened)
3 cups cool whip
Mix well in blender.
Spread evenly over cooled crust.

2 cups water
1 large sugar free jello, plus 1 T.
1 large bag frozen strawberries
1 large bag sliced frozen strawberries

Boil the 2 cups of water. Remove from heat.  Stir in strawberry jello until dissolved.
Add frozen strawberries to the hot water stirring and working berries into hot mixture.
After mixing and well thickened, pour over the 2nd layer of cream mixture.

This makes a large dish and feeds quite a few.  You may also use blackberries
or blueberries.  You may also use frozen peaches with peach jello.

All fruit has to be frozen when added to the hot mixture.

Optional:  Lemon curd topping

3 eggs
½ fresh lemon juice
¼ cup butter, melted
1 T. grated lemon peel

In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and sugar.  Stir in lemon juice, butter
and lemon peel.  Cook over simmering water for 15 minutes or until thickened.
Recipe by Jean Bryars

Yum!  Enjoy!

How do you keep the memories of your loved ones alive?

Thank you Heavenly Father for the breath of life you give to all.  Help us keep the memories of our loved ones alive in our hearts.  Thank you for the hope of seeing them again.

7 thoughts on “Remembering Davy

  1. I’m sorry for the loss of your brother. I know how those special days are. The recipe sounds great!


  2. What a nice picture and tribute to your brother, Davy. Even though I never saw him I knew he was a special brother. Making that recipe will always remind you of his “special” spirit.
    Our Julie almost always mentions mom’s special cranberry salad that she always made for Thanksgiving. Another special memory!!


    • Mary,
      Thanks for commenting on the blog about Davy. Next time we are together,I will make one of those salads for you and Virgil. Dave says he remembers
      your mom’s cranberry salad.(: I do too. I loved your mom. She was one special Lady!


  3. That was wonderful Glenda! 🙂 Loved the recipe included!


  4. Our loved ones never die to our memories when we keep them with us through special remembrances . . . thank you, Glenda . . . I feel like I know Davy, another miracle baby!


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