Gloria Yoder: Where To Send Cards
Amish Cook Editor Kevin Williams guest writes this week’s column following the death last week of Gloria Yoder’s husband Daniel. Here are the first parts of the brief column:
Daniel Yoder, 33, passed away on April 4 from injuries sustained in a logging accident. The tragedy leaves Gloria, who pens the weekly Amish Cook column, to raise six children. Gloria’s church community, family, and friends and her deep faith will help see her though, but it will be difficult.
I wish I had some sage words to impart, but sometimes events leave us speechless, grasping for some sort of meaning, and this is one of them. The future unfolds at our peril. We don’t know what tomorrow — or this afternoon — holds. So the best we can do is try, one unsteady step at a time, to walk forward and enjoy our moments.
I can’t say that I knew Daniel incredibly well, but we had met on several occasions, and each time he struck me as a super father and husband who put his family front and center. It seems unfair that who lives and who doesn’t is so random, but those with deep faith view it as part of a larger plan and that Daniel, Gloria, and their children will be reunited again someday.
Gloria and her children will put their lives back together, slowly, and move forward, but they’ll never forget, not for a second, their beloved Daniel.
The rest is found here. Kevin also shares the GoFundMe fundraiser again, and adds where you can send cards or donations by check, if you’d prefer that:
You can contribute to the GoFundMe online account for Gloria, set up by her family. A link to the fund is at Amish365.com under “Remembering Daniel Yoder” (the fund is administered by Gloria’s family and all funds go to Gloria), or you can mail cards, notes of encouragement, or checks directly to: Gloria Yoder, 10510 East 350th Ave, Flat Rock, ILL 62427.
May God rest Daniel Yoder in peace!
Hello from NYC. I am not Amish, however, as my wife and i have values very close to the Amish community i wish to send a few words from NYC for your loss. This is so unfair and i wish it never happened. A father so young and strong to leave so early. Five beautiful children are going to miss him a lot.
May God rest Daniel Yoder in peace and give you all the strength and wisdom to pull through and make the best of what He gives you.
Dear Gloria and Family,
I read recently of the deeply saddening loss of your husband and wanted
to send my condolences to you and your family. At times like this, we are all at
a loss for words of comfort and understanding. We must look to God for our
comfort and hope that time will heal the loss. My thoughts and prayers go with
you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, Rebecca
Dear Gloria, I am sending you a hug and prayers on the lose of your husband.
As a farm widow I know the pain of losing a husband. My husband died at a much older age though . May you be strong for your children and may God provide you love and support.
I totally understand what you are going through. My husband of 46 years died in 2014. We take for granted our life with them, all that they did for us. Little things in life. I had to learn to become a man. I have always mowed the lawn but my husband got the mower ready (sharp blades, oil change, etc). I had to learn to tighten screws on the dolly or garden carts or the wheels would pass me in the driveway after losing all the nuts & bolts. It has been 8 years, the tears don’t stop, memories don’t stop, love don’t stop. It will get easier. I have total Faith in our Lord. He sent me Angels to help me as long as I need them. Their arms are still around me. God knows how strong we are or aren’t. He will never leave me. Stay as busy as you can. You are loved.