Sunday, May 4, 2008

*Condolences to the Bluth Family

*This weekend we heard the awful news about Justin Bluth, an old friend and neighbor of Tim's. I know many of you have heard this sad news already but wanted to place the story out there that I have gathered from family and friends for any who haven't.

*Justin, a devoted husband & father of 4 young boys was found early Friday morning. He had reportedly come over to his parents home to borrow camping gear so he could take his boys on their Father & Sons Campout the next day. Justin had worked on his parents computer with his father and then once his parents went to bed, he must have fallen asleep. His wife Nichole called over there in the midmorning hours saying he had never come home. Justin's parents immediately began searching for him and soon his Mother found him fully clothed in their backyard pool. He had sleepwalking issues & this was evident as his keys and wallet had been placed there on a table next to the pool. After diving in, which should have woken him up, they suspect he had a head injury causing him to drown. An unusually heartbreaking story.

*We happen to be renting Justin & Nichole's home from them right now, making it all the more heartbreaking. As I walk through this house and see things of JUSTIN'S that are still here, such as their exercise equipment that I can't even look at..my heart hurts so much for them. SO SAD for their family. I'm sure they are all extremely devastated & our hearts break for each of them. How unfair I just keep thinking...and then I am reminded that God is over all. He is omnipotent and all knowing. I know the family is receiving much comfort as I witnessed today.

*This morning I visited my parents Stake Conference because my Dad was going to be speaking. I walked up to the doors and looked inside to find my family. I can't even began to describe the feelings I felt as I walked into the chapel and was seated. I felt like I was actually attending the funeral. The spirit was SO STRONG and as I looked around the room I saw that EVERYONE else was feeling it too. There was hardly a dry eye and just pure silence other than the organ playing. Moments later the meeting began and President Lothaire Bluth, Justin's Dad, stood up to conduct the meeting. -He is currently Stake President in the Val Vista Stake.- President Bluth was somber but strong. I then looked to my right and there was the Bluth family. My tears were flowing and I realized that the spirit was so strong because the Angels surrounding this family were also there in attendance!

11 comments:

Tracey said...

What a tragedy for the Bluth family... I have not been able to stop thinking about them since I heard the news. I am so grateful to have the knowledge we have. Have you heard when the funeral is?

Our Family 5 said...

Our hearts go out to the Bluth family and all friends and family who are hurting at this time. I love your testimony, Audra. You are wonderful.

Tiffany said...

I haven't been able to stop thinking of them also. What a absolute tragedy. We take our spouses for granted sometimes. I know I certainly do.

Audycamp said...

The funeral has not been announced as far as I know.

Heather Jeppsen said...

I just can't believe it either. My mom called and told me later that day. She said maybe the funeral will be Friday, but no one knows yet. It's kind of scary. It seems like a lot of people that we know that are around Jeff's age have been dying and leaving families behind. Someone he went to law school with died in a skiing accident right before Christmas leaving a baby that was a few months old. It's just heartbreaking. I can't even imagine what they're all going through right now.

Ezra & Kian said...

Okay, that is the saddest thing to post! Of course I kept reading, unable to stop and I am glad I did. I loved your comment/observation at the end about angels surrounding the family. What a sweet (and true) thought. Thanks for sharing.

A day in the life of the Campbell's said...

this is so sad and I am so sorry for that family. thank you for your post on them. I can't imagine what they must be going through.

christa said...

What a horrible tragedy. I am so sad for this family. My heart goes out to them. It is such a hard thing to go through. It's a pain I would never want anyone else to go through. Again, my heart of just aching for their pain and loss. As hard as it is, I can't imagine how people deal with this without the gospel and plan of salvation. It helps so much.

TIFFANY & CO. said...

i got an email about this on Friday morning ... so sad. justin & nicole were in our ward before we moved out here and they are both very sweet and down to earth people. loosing joel with young children scares me so much!

alison said...

Oh my gosh, that is the worst thing I have heard in a long long time, our thoughts and prayers are with them.

The Richins Family said...

audra, thanks for posting about this. you were the first to tell me. it is so sad! i feel so sad and just can't imagine what it's like to live in their house right now. thanks for your testimony. i am calling my mom and family right now.