Let's help support Chonda in her loss
$63,460 of $25,000 goal
I used to manage Chonda's career for many years at Mike Atkins Entertainment and she is one of the most generous giving women that I know.
"Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed"
Chonda has requested in lieu of flowers to please send a gift to:
12290 Voyager Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
When we buried my mom the funeral was $20,000 and it was nothing fancy. She was in the hospital for 5 months and medical bills came in for awhile after she passed. I know Chonda won't be able to go out right away and "work" like she does. I think $25,000 was much too low of a goal! I hope and pray she gets all she needs to get through this and thrive! Much love!
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are being said by thousands for the healing of your heart and for the healing of your son's heart. xoxo
So sorry for your loss praying for you and your family
I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words...only prayers for you & yout families
I lost my husband of 15 years suddenly with aneurysm. It was so hard facing each day. After 17 months I realized I should Thank God for the 15 precious years we had together, rather than questioning why he was taken so soon. Some people never have the blessing of 2 "good years" much less 15. That change of perspective helped me. I hated hearing "takes time" -- well, "Time" takes "time" -- can't win. So God will give you peace, even if you are confused and angry. Keep communication full open with Him. The people who say things that don't help, mean well, and usually their heart is in the right place. I kept a daily "Journal" which also was comforting, later. God Bless You.
I have enjoyed your testimony so often over the years and have used your statements concerning depression and medication and how God has used His power and medical knowledge to get you through. I think you have saved my life. I can only imagine how your soul is hurting and how lost you must feel. I know people will tell you to lean on the Lord, trust in Him, David is in a better place, and all that stuff and it is all true but it really doesn't help or matter much right now. Close your eyes and breathe. and then breathe again and again. And with every breathe that you can, say praise God. It will help. I know. God is holding you up . Bless you. I feel like I know you and I love you.
Dearest Chonda. I have thought of little else but you and your family since I heard of David's home-going. As I sat here just now praying for you, I somehow stumbled across David's blog. I wish I had known him personally. He had such wonderful insight. One entry in particular made me cry. He was describing what it felt like to climb a mountain when he wrote these words... "Then, just when you feel like you are absolutely the highest thing on earth, forgetting about the Himalayans and the Andes for a moment, God looks down and says, “Oh, there you are. I knew you would make it. Would you care to dance?” That’s when you throw your head back, raise your arms upward, as if stretching, and your feet will begin to move. That’s what it’s like at the end of a climb." My dear hurting friend, David's climb is over and he is dancing with Almighty God right now. In a way, he had the last words. Seems fitting. We all love you and are praying without ceasing on your behalf for comfort and peace.
Oh my dear Chonda, I am so very sorry for the loss of your loving husband Dave. You two were such a beautiful couple. I hated to hear he became sick, and I hurt for you tonight. My heart is very heavy for you and your family. You're always in my prayers. May God bring you joy through this trial somehow. May He put His hand on you and heal your broken spirit. God bless you, Chonda. In Jesus name, Amen.
My heart hugs you with prayer. You are loved... peace be with you. John 14:27 ~ Thank you Jesus
Praying for you and family during this extremely difficult time...May you be comforted in the Master's arms!
I grieve for your hurting heart, let the Son rise in your heart and comfort you at this difficult time.
Our prayers go out to you and your family. May you find peace in knowing so many are praying for you. Just rest in the loving arms of God my sweet sister.
My heart goes out to you and your family Chonda. I will be praying that you feel God's arms around you, that He will comfort and strengthen you, and grant you peace
Praying God's comfort and love to surround you and your family in a tangible way as you go through this time. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Let help our sister in need. No greater love
So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. May the Lord comfort your family at this trying time. Trying to see this event from David's perspective could help lighten the load: he is the happiest he had ever been!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Linking arms with our brothers and sisters, weeping with you, loving you, and lifting you up.
When I was at the filming of your latest DVD in Nashville, I ran into David in the crowd. As we were passing each other, I reached out and touched his sleeve. I spoke to him. I said, "I know you. I liked your page on Facebook." He seemed surprised and smiled and we both kept walking. I felt honored to have had a moment with your "stud muffin" husband. It was like speaking to an old friend because I've listened to you talk about him for years. I was at your show in Chattanooga this past year when you shared your heart with us. I've prayed for you so many times. I've thanked God for your ministry and your transparency about the same number of times. As I've followed your posts on Facebook since David first went to the hospital, I've lifted you all up to God many times. As I was returning home yesterday to my current job as caregiver to my dying father, I had a feeling that David had or would go home that day. I so wanted to be wrong for your sake. I know that God has numbered our days and that me wanting to be wrong wouldn't have any effect on what would happen. My heart breaks for you at the same time that it rejoices for David, knowing that he is in our Father's presence. As I sit and watch my earthly father sleep, I know he will be joining David soon, only God knows exactly when. I don't know if this comforts you or not but it feels like as I journeyed with you and David, it helped prepare me for the remainder of this journey that I'm on now with my father. Thank you for sharing with your all of us who care about you. I've donated to this fund. I've also donated to Compassion International, as you requested. You have touched my life in so many ways over the years, I couldn't not support you now.
I knew David personnaly and know he will be missed. God be with you in these times.