On Saturday, October 16th, we lost a new friend and today we were able to celebrate her life with a beautiful service amongst her friends and family.
“I may not be well with my circumstances, but it is well with my soul.”
- Jennifer Cunningham Kimbrell
We met Jenn just under 2 months ago but had been hearing all about her for some time before. When Jason and I moved to Oklahoma we were church hopping for a little while to see where our best fit would be. We kind of accidentally walked into H2O Church one day thinking it was a coffee house (as the side door has a sign with coffee beans that read HeBrewz (which FYI it is a great location to get lunch Tues-Thurs and does serve coffee during church hours, but is not a "coffeehouse" per say
We then one day decided to see what it was like and we enjoyed the worship band, the message, the relaxed feeling and especially were personally welcomed and made to feel extra important by a man named John Kimbrell. From the get-go, John tried to get us involved in a life group and invited us to the one he was in. At the time Jason was working in OKC (90 miles away) and we had very little time for each other and our family and passed on the invite but said we would come someday when Jason got a job closer to home. We started going to the Life Group John was in and started coming to H2O Church services and felt right at home and knew we belonged! It was soon after that we learned of Jenn and that John had proposed and they were engaged! Jenn was living in TX and although we had heard a lot about her we did not meet her until Labor Day weekend when we were able to celebrate with them at their wedding reception in Ada (they were married on August 7th). We then got to know Jenn better as we were welcomes into the Kimbrell's beautiful home for our Life Group meetings. Jenn was a wonderful hostess, she made us fabulous meals and provided the most warm, comforting, and welcoming home for us. Jen's was so full of life and her spirit was so uplifting to be around in the short time we got to know her but we are so blessed that we did!
Saturday evening we went grocery shopping and our shopping trip was filled with Jenn in mind. First to buy all the ingredients to make the same taco chili she made us a few weeks back that was awesome and second to buy stuff to make her and her family dinner for Sunday evening. As soon as we got home, we found out the news, Jen had passed away not more than an hour ago! We were so lucky to have known her for the time we did but I have to say I was very saddened partly selfishly because I was really looking forward to getting to know her more! I encourage you to read her blog and share it with all who you know. Jenn was very inspiring and will be greatly missed! Please keep the The Kimbrells and the Cunningham's in your prayers.