It was a Wednesday, and he told Paula, his wife, he was going to go to work. Then he got dizzy, and told her he was going to lay down just a minute before he left. After a few minutes, she went in to check on him, and he had left… just not to do any more work on this earth.
Though Steve was prepared for Heaven, we were not prepared for the giant, gaping hole left in our hearts. He had defeated death so many times, and seemed so invincible, but as we know, in the end no one is invincible, except Jesus.
Steve was a very hard worker. He was incredibly creative. He was an original member in Sons of Thunder Christian rock bank, expert in the field of Architecture and Interior/Exterior Design, and made any project sparkle with brilliance and beauty. Their entire married life both he and Paula have helped so many people, even in their tightest times, as quiet, humble givers. Our father, the late Richard C. Halverson, Chaplain, U.S. Senate 1981-1995, and our mother taught all three of us the importance of giving quietly. It’s in our DNA. Jesus said, “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.” We think it’s also easier to give than to receive. But, it’s very hard for both of us to receive. And it’s even harder for us to ask for people to give.
Because Steve and Paula have been through so much with his health, especially the last two years, and the financial burden that comes with that, Paula is left with little financially to move forward.
We want to help her not only pay for the funeral, but costs in moving forward without her husband who was the sole provider. Her life has been spent supporting Steve and raising her children, and now she needs not only her family, but Steve's brother and sister to help her get through this incredibly tough time.
We three Halverson kids had a special bond, and Steve was right in the middle of that bond. He had a tremendous effect on both of us, always supporting, encouraging, telling us the truth (whether we liked it or not) and loving us. If our father, mother, or we have ever had an impact on you…Steve is right in the middle of that impact. So, if you haven’t met him, you have still been affected by him through us. He was a vital vein in our clan. He was our brother, but he was yours too in the body of Christ!
As the title of this says, "Our hearts burn to help Paula." If you read the inscription on that rock, you will find where that burning originates.
We need your help. It’s that simple, as we don’t have the ability to do what we want to do... without you. We are asking you to prayerfully consider a contribution that will go directly to Paula to help her funeral expenses and going forward into the future. If you have ever had the urge to help or bless any of the Halversons, NOW is that time.
Also, we are asking you to lift our entire family up to the Lord, as we learn to move forward without our precious Steve in this world. None of us can’t imagine this world without him, but here we are.
Thank you so much, ahead of time, for praying for us and any amount you can contribute.
With Our Deep Love and Affection,
Chris Halverson and Debbie Halverson