Amy Blagg — In Memory

This past Saturday evening, the night before Mother’s Day, my friend Amy died, along with her son Kyler, as the result of an automobile accident. In this picture from a mission trip to Beautiful Feet in January 08, Amy is the one on the far right — the one I have my arms around. That says it all. She was special to me. A dear friend and sister in Christ. A vital part of our church family.

The grief I feel is only a fraction of what her family is experiencing, though, as they grieve her loss along with that of Kyler. Amy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, and cousin. She loved her family well and was well-loved in return.

Amy was also a loving friend. She cared not only for her personal friends and church family but extended her hands of love as well to those in deep need of a compassionate touch. For many years, she ministered among the homeless in inner city Ft. Worth through our associational mission trips to Beautiful Feet. Here at home, she reached out to area prisoners and their families by serving as our church’s Angel Tree coordinator, organizing not only Christmas outreaches but Angel Tree camping as well. Year-round, she fulfilled an important role on our missions committee. She showed us all how to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a hurting world.

I could say more, but Amy would rather point any praise that might come her way right back to the Lord. All that she did came from a heart of love for Him — and a heart of love for others. Amy was the best of the best. She will be greatly missed.

I know I’m speaking for us all when I say, “We love you, Amy, and miss you already. We’ll join you one day soon…We’ll see you by and by…”

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3

**Update: Brent and Amy’s daughter, Tara, is recovering but will probably be in the hospital for the next few weeks. The funeral for Amy and Kyler will be held in our church on Friday morning. Thank you so much for all your prayers.

Comments

  1. This just breaks my heart; I’m in a puddle over here. Who can fathom to depth of such a sadness? Or this wisdom of it…

    Only God. Only God. May his tender arms of gentle car wrap around your heart tonight and the heart of his family his grieving with a double portion of tears.

    peace~elaine

  2. Thanks for writing such a lovely tribute for Amy, Mom. She is a special woman, and I know her family and the church will miss her and her son Kyler. Even in their grief (and your grief), they can rest in the fact that they will see Amy and Kyler again.

    May we all remember how precious our time is here on earth, and may we all live for the Lord to our fullest extent each day, as Amy did.

  3. I simply cannot fathom the grief you and this family must be feeling. I will keep this family in my prayers and trust the Lord will guide them through this time of grief. Please keep us posted.
    Blessings,
    Nancy

  4. Will be praying for you all Friday AM.

  5. Oh, I am so sad. What a horrible tragedy. Life certainly doesn’t make sense. I can only imagine the grief you all must feel. I pray that God’s faithful and loving arms wrap you in His embrace and give you peace and comfort.

    Your friend lived a life of glorious testimony to Jesus. Now she is in His glorious presence.

    So, so sorry for you, your friends and especially for Amy and Kyle’s family. I’m praying for you.

  6. Thank you, dear ones, for joining in the sadness of Amy’s and Kyler’s loved ones. Your thoughts and prayers mean the world to all concerned.

    I pray that God will give each loved one the grace and faith to say, “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him…” (Job 13:15a NIV).

  7. What a great tribute you wrote for Amy. She was definitely a true example of a christian, and our church will definitely feel the loss.

  8. Cheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. May our Lord continue to give you words to comfort others even as He comforts you. My tears are with you, friend.

  9. You and her family are in my prayers.

  10. Lisa, Robbie, & Amy, thanks so much for taking time to leave a comment — each one is appreciated so much.

    Some good news — Tara is improving by leaps and bounds. From what I heard today (second/third hand report), she may get to go home any day. Thank you all for your prayers. Keep them going!

  11. Cheryl,
    Thank you for posting a tribute to Amy and her Lord. I remember her from when we lived in Coffeyville and her children were small. I will continue to lift up her family and church to the Lord in prayer.

    Margaret Adamson

  12. Margaret, so nice to hear from you — and thank you so much for your prayers for Amy’s family as well as for our church. Glad you found your way to my blog and this post about Amy. Blessings to you!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Amy and Kyler are (I don’t have the heart to say were) my cousins. Second and third cousin. I didn’t get to see them often and was very upset when I heard of their passing. I’m not sure if you have been told or not but they found the man who fled the scene. We’re just waiting for the County Attorney to charge him with vehicular manslaughter or not.

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