10.10.2012

Memorial Service

Matt's memorial service will be streaming live on www.thv2.com for anyone that would like to watch. 

Thank you over and over again for your comments and most of all your prayers!

140 comments:

Missy said...

Sending many thoughts and prayers for you and sweet Preslee, today and all the days ahead.

Mandi said...

Prayers to you during this time. I know if you depend on God's strength you and that precious daughter, Preslee will get through it.

Mandi

Amanda said...

Praying for you and Preslee for many days to come. May God be with you and Preslee today.

Mel Tales said...

Praying for you!!!!

Sydney said...

You, your family, and that beautiful baby girl are in my thoughts today.

Anonymous said...

Julee I don't know you but watched Matt on tv. I cannot imagine what you are going through but please trust in GOD his plan is greater than we know. I don't know what I would do if I lost my husband so young. The way I look at things is GOD puts situations to us that he knows we can handle. It will take time but he knows we all have the strength at some point to deal with it. Praying for you and your sweet baby girl

Jennifer T said...

Julee, I do not know you or your family and i just recently started following your blog. my husband and i did watch Matt on the news and followed him on twitter/facebook. it was very evident what a wonderful man he was and how much he loved his family, especially you and Preslee. i just wanted to express how very sorry we are for this tragic loss. we continue to pray for you and little Preslee. our hearts have been so heavy for you since we heard of the news. so strange how our hearts can truly hurt for someone we've never even met. God bless you all and we will be thinking of and praying for you today and in the future.
With Love,
The Tschepikow's (Nick, Jennifer and little Owen)

Lisa said...

You and your sweet girl have been so heavy on my heart the last few days. I pray for your strength, healing and courage.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hi I do not have a blog but found your blog through my friends that blog. My heart feels so deeply for you and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your road ahead.

Elizabeth Steger said...

Julee,

You probably don't remember me but you cut my hair a few times in Faytteville. My heart is hurting for you. I will continue praying for you and for your famliy. I am praying that He will be your comfort. Preslee is absolutely beautiful. God Bless.

Lisa said...

Sending prayers for peace and comfort your way.

Ashley Zimmerman said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family, today and the days ahead. May God be with you and comfort you.

Ashley Zimmerman said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family, today and the days ahead. May God be with you and comfort you.

Kristi said...

Praying for you today...My heart just breaks for you - even though I don't even know you. Praying God's peace for you and your family.

Mary Beth said...

Julee, you don't know me, but I've read your blog several times over the past few months. When I read on Kelly's site that Matt had passed away, I was shocked. Even though I don't know you personally, I was immediately saddened. I want you to know that I've been thinking about you and Preslee, and have been praying for you all week. I know it's not much, but please know there are people out there pulling for you.

Mary Beth (Dallas TX)

Anonymous said...

I don't personally know you, but have followed your blog for a while. I just haven't been able to get you and sweet Preslee out of my mind since I found out. I am so sorry, Julee. From what I have read and seen Matt loved you and Preslee so much and touched so many lives. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today and many days, weeks and months ahead.

Jenna said...

Julee, I don't know you personally but have followed your blog for a couple of years. I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for you alot in the last few days and will continue in the days and months ahead.

Lyndsey said...

We haven't met, but my family is praying for you, Preslee, and your family... and lifting you all up to the Lord every day and every night.

Becky said...

A lot of somebodies are praying you through......Isn't it amazeing that everything that happens to us is filtered through the Lord? Even when answers He does not impart, we can always trust His heart. Praying you draw comfort from your close body of friends, your family, your faith, and sweet Romeo. I know that sounds odd, but I have found that pets offer a special kind of comfort....Praying.

Little Pink Rose said...

Praying for you right now.

Kristin said...

Praying for you....

Leslie said...

Praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

M said...

Praying for you and your family during this time. I am so sorry for you loss.

glenda said...

Peace & strength to you, Preslee and your families. Praying for you all!

Dee D said...

You & your family are on my heart and in my prayers. Lifting you up in God's love...He will care for you like no other...

Anonymous said...

Julee,

While I did not know of you and your precious family before this tragedy, news of your loss has now touched the hearts of so many. My heart is so very heavy for you and your precious daughter. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks. May God bless you all.

Cheryl

Courtney said...

Julee,
I started following your blog last summer because we were both having baby girls a week apart. I know my words will not be of much comfort, but know that my heart pours out for you and Miss Preslee Bell. I can't even begin to imagine how you feel. You are in my constant thought and prayers. May God make His presence known every moment and carry you when you need it most.

Erin Owen said...

Julee,
I have been reading your blog for a couple years now. Although you and I do not know each other, I have so enjoyed reading about your life. My heart is aching for your today. Oh, sweet girl. I am praying and will continue to pray for you and Preslee. I am so very sorry you lost Matt. I am asking for God's peace to supernaturally rest on you in the coming days. I know you love Jesus. May HE be your rock. I know HE will sustain you and your precious baby girl.
Sincerely,
Erin

Jana Guthrie said...

Julee,
I know I don't know you personally but have watched Matt on channel 11 and his love and kindness shined everyday. My heart aches for you and Preslee from the moment I heard of this tragedy. May God give you peace and wrap his arms around you in this time and the months and years to come. Preslee is so precious... I have a 2 year old girl and couldn't imagine what you are going through now. May the Lord give you more strength than ever during this time and in raising your sweet Preslee! You, Preslee and your family are in my thoughts and prayers constantly!

Karen said...

What a beautiful service, Julee. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it. What an amazing man.
Rest in peace, Matt. May God grant you peace, Julee and Preslee.

mm said...

I wish I could take your pain and hurt away from you. I wish there was something to say to make it all go away. Like others I do not know you but followed your blog via kellys korner for a few years and feel like I know you. May God bless you and that sweet sweet Preslee. Praying for you.

lindsay said...

thank you for opening that up to us Julee. You are amazing and i am praying for you every day.

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Julee and Preslee, I just caught the last part of the service and, wow, what an amazing man that you got to have as a husband and father. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I don't know you but please believe me that this has touched me deeply and drawn me closer to Jesus in a way I desperately needed. I want to use every minute of my life to encourage others the way Matt did. And I want to have faith to handle life the way that you do. I wish more than anything that Preslee could grow up with her father. But she is blessed to grow up with such an amazing legacy. Prayers to you and your families.

Sarah Beth said...

Just watched the service via the live feed. I know words may fall short in a time like this, but I was truly touched by the outpouring of love showed towards Matt. I, like so many others, only knew him through watching the news on KNWA. I only hope I can have as positive of an impact on people that Matt had on every individual he came across. My thoughts and prayers are with you and sweet Preslee. May God guide you through this time.

Nicki said...

Julee, I just watched the entire service on my computer. What an amazing testament Matt's life was. My husband was in a motorcycle accident last year and thankfully God spared his life, but not a day goes by that he's not in pain. After hearing about Matt's struggles, and how so many people never knew about it, it makes me so thankful to still have my husband and makes me want to be a better person and lead a more significant life, just like the last speaker spoke of. I am feverently praying for you, Presele and your familes in these next days and weeks/months to come. I pray that God's comfort will surround you all and get you through the hard times.

Brandi said...

Prayers with you today. The service was beautiful. Matt was loved by so many.

Brandi said...

Watched Matt's service. I can tell by watching how loved he was and what a wonderful man he was. God bless you!!

Mel Tales said...

Julee,
What a beautiful service that was! Thank you for opening up that for all to watch! I don't know y'all, but one thing I am certain of is that Matt loved you and Preslee and that he was loved by many! Your faith is amazing!!! My heart literally aches for you and baby Preslee! I will be praying y'all through the days to come!
Much Love to you!!!!
Melanie

Ashley said...

I don't know you and don't know a thing about your family other than what Kelly Stamps has mentioned on her blog and twitter account. I am a stranger to Kelly as well and am just a blog follower. I am praying for you and your family. God really doesn't put more on us than we can handle even though it seems like it. As your sister in Christ, I send much love and many prayers. Thank the Lord for that sweet baby girl, Preslee. I watched a piece of the service today and it was evident that your husband left a legacy behind and was loved by many. You and Preslee now have a guardian angel by your side forever until you meet together in eternity wheter by way of the grave or by the second coming of our Lord, which I beleive is near. What a comfort to know that we will see our loved ones again!! God speed peace and comfort to you in the days to come.
In Christ Love,

Ashley Jones
Mississippi

Christy said...

Julee,
Thank you so much for allowing the service to be shared with us. I was able to schedule my lunch hour during this time so that I could watch. I really enjoyed hearing the wonderful stories of Matt but most of all the sweet letter from his phone. He truely loved you, Preslee and his family. I will continue to pray for you in the days and months to come. Love you, sweet blog friend.

Anonymous said...

Just watched the service and it was very heart warming. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Preslee and the rest of the family and friends.
Jennifer S. (from NC)

Amy said...

Julee, I just watched the service, and I must say it was one of the most beautiful and touching ones I have ever witnessed. I know you must be so proud of the life that he lived. Thank you for allowing the service to be live-streamed. I will continue to lift you, Preslee, and the rest of Matt's family up in prayer in the coming weeks. I'm so grateful you are blessed with a wonderful support system of family and friends.

Maryellen said...

The Memorial Service was a beautiful tribute to your Matt.

He clearly has left an amazing legacy . . .

Will be continuing to pray for you in the weeks and months ahead.

tjane said...

Julee, I don't know you, but my heart goes out to you and your precious baby girl and family. Our family has been and will continue to pray for you. I wish we could give monetarily, however we cannot at this time. With the Lord's blessing, maybe we will be able to another day. I saw only a moment of the memorial service online, and it was beautiful. I hope it was everything that Matt and yourself would want. I've looked at your blog, what a precious girl you have. I love your faith, and it has spoke to me about the obsticles in my life, and made me remember the words to a song by Phillips Craig & Dean that I will leave you with...His cross will never ask for more than I can give, for it's not my strength but His..God bless you, and I plan on keeping up with you on your blog, and lifting you and Preslee up regularly in prayer.

Sarah said...

Julee - Thank you for the opportunity to share in Matt's service. While we do not know each other and I never met Matt, it was so evident how amazing of a man Matt truly was. What a legacy to leave behind. He was and is truly an inspiration to us all. May we all be so lucky to touch as many lives, to fulfill as many dreams, and to live a life as full as his was despite being so tragically cut short. You all continue to be in my thoughts.

Pamela Floyd said...

Julee, I've been following your blog for quite some time. Prayers and thoughts are with you and Preslee. - Pamela Floyd

Kathryn said...

Julee ~

Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of Matt's service. It was definitely not a stupid funeral.

It is extremely obvious that Matt touched so many lives and will be so missed.

Thanks also to both you and his mom for sharing those personal letters.

You and Preslee continue to be in my thoughts and will always be in my prayers.

Katie said...

Thank you for sharing. I watched Matt's service from TX and was brought to tears hearing all of the wonderful things everyone said about him. Praying for all of you.

Preslee is an absolute doll (and looked precious in her red dress).

Lisa said...

Our hearts broke Sunday when we heard the news....my son Brayden & I were honored to get to meet Matt at last year's Color of Hope Gala. Brayden was the Champion Child and still enduring his 3 1/2 year battle against Leukemia. Matt was so incredbily wonderful to Brayden & encouraging him. Brayden & I have been praying for you & your family. We've been watching the Memorial Service from home. We know in the early days, there's so much support. Please know we will continue to keep our prayers for you. Our hearts are with you...Lisa & Brayden

Carol said...

Heaven is a better place with Matt Turner there. He is looking down upon all of you and would be so proud and happy at the outpouring of love that has been bestowed on his family and friends.

My family and I only knew him from the other side of the TV, but so looked forward to seeing him each weekday night. He will be deeply missed by so many.

God bless all of you.

Lauren said...

I watched Matt's service. It was beautiful. Please know I am praying for you, Preslee, and the rest of your family.

Leah said...

The service was beautiful. There was close to 1,100 people online watching. Continued prayers for you and Preslee and the whole family.

Lacy said...

Continuing to pray for you all. Hugs Julee!!

Allison said...

Julee, I am praying for you! You will be in my thoughts and prayers for the days to come. I watched the service from my desk in Rogers...it was perfect. Strength and power from above will get you through this. All my best,
Allison McElroy

Anonymous said...

Julee - thank you for sharing Matt's service online. It was really lovely, and a beautiful testament to the family-man Matt is. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Linda - St. Petersburg, FL.

Katherine Grant said...

Julee, I wish we could have been at the visitation last night, but I was able to watch some of the service at work today. You are loved by so many and we are continuing to lift you and Preslee up over the days and months ahead.

Shelley H said...

Julee,
I found your blog through Kelly's Korner and have followed you since before the birth of Preslee. I have always enjoyed reading about your beautiful family. I physically hurt for you and struggle as I type this knowing that today was extremely difficult for you. I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelley H
Eastern North Carolina

Renae said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Preslee during this time. Thanks for taking the time to share the link of the memorial. May God bless you and your entire family.

Rebecca said...

You have been in my constant thoughts and prayers since Sunday. I watched Matt every evening here in Bentonville and started following your blog right before you were pregnant with Preslee. Although I don't know you and Matt personally I feel like I knew Matt by inviting him into our home each evening.
God is the only one who can carry you through this time in your life when you feel like you can't stand. He will replace your sorrows with a peace that only He brings.
Please know that I will continue to pray for you, Preslee, and your family through this next year.

Minnesota Girl said...

Sneding you lots of love and prayers from Minnesota. I was able to view the service online today. What a beautiful tribute to your sweet husband and father to your darling Preslee.

momMYsliceoflife said...

I've been praying for you and Presley all day.

Mj said...

Julee,

I don't know you personally but I recently started following your blog. I wanted to give you mcondolenceses for your loss. May God be youstrengthgh and comfort to get through this such a tragic loss.

Praying for you from NY

Shannon said...

Julee: I have read your blog for a long time but have never commented. But I have been so inspired by you and Matt and your love for God, each other and sweet Preslee. Please know I am praying for you and Preslee and the rest of your family in this awful time.

Emily said...

Julee & Preslee, I watched Matt's memorial today with my baby boy Graham and appreciate you sharing it with all who knew him. I have been praying for you all week! Today after the service I wrote a blog post with my memories of Matt. I'm so heartbroken for your loss.

BlessedMama said...

I am so sorry for your loss. God has a plan and while it is hard to understand he will guide you through his plan! Many prayers for your family and sweet Preslee!

Haley Bruce said...

I have been reading your blog for years and I'm so so sorry about the loss of Matt. Praying for you and that precious baby girl!

Dot C. said...

I know you are totally overwhelmed this day and may not get to the end of your comments for a while. But, what I wanted to remind you of is the thing we are taught from childhood. The prayer that is always answered is "thy will be done". I think that is what will support you in the days to come. I did stop to think about Matt's last year spent on earth. I would venture to say it was his happiest because he could spend it with you, Preslee, THV, and the rest of the family. He will be greatly missed, you will continue to be greatly loved. Keep in touch with us through your blog. God Bless you everyone!

Jennifer said...

I've been praying and thinking about you since I heard the sad news. Please know how many people you have lifting you up.

Jennifer from Virginia

Anonymous said...

Im so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May god comfort you and bring you peace in this time of need.

Leslie from Texas

Brian and Kyndra said...

Prayers for God's strength, love, and faithfullness to pour over you continually.

Jill said...

I can't stop thinking about and praying for you & your family, Julee. The service was beautiful!

Rebekah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. When you're ready, the Liz Logelin Foundation is a great place to find support and financial assistance, if necessary. www.thelizlogelinfoundation.org

Morgan S. said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you & Preslee. I could never tell you that I know what you are going through...but I hope you find solace through your faith in God and be strong for your little girl...she is the light in your world. You seem so strong already to be writing the words you have about Matt...my heart cried for you when I read this today and I had to hold back tears at work. I know God is with you now...He just has to be.

Rebecca said...

Julee,
It was a very moving service and I felt the love even through the computer. I woke up praying for the Lord to give you and your family strength for today and the days ahead and after hearing all the wonderful things said about Matt today, I know for certain you will continue to feel God's presence in your life.
I will continue to pray for you sweet girl, I cannot imagine your grief or pain.

The Trombly's said...

Julee,

My thoughts and prayers have been with you, Preslee and your families today and over the last few days. My heart is aching for you all. Thank you for allowing us to share in Matt's celebration of life. It was a beautiful service. I will continue to pray for you in the coming days, weeks and months.

xoxo,
Nicole

meg said...

Thanks so much for posting the information about his memorial -- I got to watch for a bit while holding my 3 year old and just cried and felt such heartbreak for you and your families. I just can't imagine and I wish so much there was more I could say or do, but I promise you I will continue to pray for you and Preslee every day. You both have been in my heart daily since I found out about your husband.

I imagine these next few weeks of trying to get back to normal must be the hardest, where everyone goes back to work and you are figuring out your new routine. I'll pray for you and keep looking back for updates.

Thinking of you often and praying every single time you cross my mind!

-- Megan

Morgan said...

Thank you so much for opening your heart and allowing us in the blogging world to watch the memorial service. I was truly able to tell how much Matt loved you and sweet Preslee as well as all those that he came into contact with. Praying for you in the days, weeks and months to come.

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog from a blog I follow. My heart broke when I read what had happen. Many thoughts and prayers to you as a woman who is married to her best friend and a mother I can imagine you are needing support and prayers at this very difficult time. Stay strong. Thinking of you and your family.

Kristen said...

I've been praying for you guys today. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs from Alabama!

Anonymous said...

Julee, I watched the beautiful service for Matt today and I can't imagine what you are going through. I have followed your blog for a couple years and feel like I know your wonderful family. Please know I'm thinking and praying for you, Preslee and your families.
sincerely, Brooke

Anonymous said...

Julee,

As I was just sitting here a few minutes ago watching the tribute to Matt after his funeral service, the song "To Where You Are" by Josh Groban came on. The lyrics seem to speak what I can only imagine you feel...and I can barely wrap my mind around this tragedy and the devastation that it would bring to me.

You, Preslee, Matt's family and friends will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you His perfect peace as life continues on and a new normal begins.

Even though I don't know you or Matt personally, I have followed your blog since before Preslee if I remember correctly. Matt has left behind an incredible legacy, and is certainly someone Preslee will be SO proud of. I hope, after hearing and reading all about the man Matt was, that I can be half of that. I want to be significant, not just successful.

Many prayers for you in the days to come. Hugs from MI!
Katie

Lyrics:
"To Where You Are" by Josh Groban

Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memory's so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn't faith believing
All power can't be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
'Cause you are my
Forever love
Watching me from up above

And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
To where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile
To know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

I know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

Cassie said...

Julee,
I don't know you personally, but I have heard many great things about you through Holly since you two were in school together a few years ago. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. As I drove to NWA today for work, I spent some time thinking about you guys and lifting you guys up in prayer as you conquered this difficult day. I know that there are no words to make things any better, but just know that so many people are thinking and praying for you. Stay strong and know that there are brighter days ahead.

Melinda said...

Julie, I did not know Matt personally but when you bring someone into your house every night at 6 and 10pm on KNWA they feel like family. I find myself thinking about your family throughout the day everyday and praying that God holds your hand through the next days, weeks, months. I also pray for Romeo who has also experienced a loss as well. My God comfort all that mourn.

Murphy Family

The Southbay Newlyweds said...

sending many thoughts and prayers...and strength your way...

Missy said...

I'm praying for you and Preslee!

Karen said...

Julee, thank you so much for sharing Matt's funeral service with us. It is apparent Matt was truly a special person who adored you and Preslee and was adored by everyone. You and Preslee are constantly in my thoughts and prayers! May God be with you.

aka-mama said...

I have been thinking about you all day and praying for you and your family.

Tricia said...

Praying for you!!!

Auntie Mip said...

God bless you Julee.

I can only continue to offer my most sincere sorrow at the death of your remarkable husband. As a complete stranger to you all it is a joy to read the words so many have shad about Matt. He truly was amazing and his love for you and your miracle girl was abundant.

I will be praying for you in the days, weeks and months head. Prayers for healing, comfort and joy. The same words keep coming to my mind...may you know a peace that passes all understanding.

Toni :O) said...

Beautiful service! Thank you so much for sharing something so personal. Matt obviously touched an enormous amount of people and what a gift he has left behind. You and your sweet family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to offer the comfort you seek.

Rebecca said...

Julee, I've been reading your blog for a few years (I found you through Kelly's Korner). You are a beautiful person inside & out. I'm so sorry for your loss & have been praying for you, your sweet Preslee & your families. May God comfort you all.

Jennifer said...

I feel sick for you. I know your pain. I lost my husband unexpectedly last year. This is the hardest trial I've ever faced. Not sure what to pray right now....but God knows!

Amanda said...

Julee, I grew up in Gurdon and remember Matt and Andy from a long time ago. We may not know each other but my heart aches so much for you. The service was beautiful. Time will pass but his memory will be forever. Praying you feel God's arms around you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your daughter, you, your friends, all your family, and your entire community. Take care!

DCWorking said...

I found myself praying for you many times a day this week....I have no way of understanding your loss but my thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you for many months in the future....I am so impressed with you strength and grace with the road you are facing....know that many, even those u have have never met like me are behind you!! Take care and God bless you and ur baby girl! -long time reader from MN

Becky &Brandon said...

Praying for you Julee and Preslee. May God be with you and Preslee today and everyday.

Jenna E said...

I am terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for you and Preslee

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sending love and prayers from Shreveport La.......My heart breaks for you

Kathleen said...

I watched the service in PA. Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

My heart is so heavy for you and sweet Preslee. I've followed your blog for about 3 years now and will continue to lift you up in prayer. Love from Texas.

The Ruffins said...

Though I cannot imagine the pain in your heart right now, I am praying for strength and healing. I KNOW that God is our Healer and He will mend the brokenness you feel. Praying for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and precious Preslee like so many others!! I know that God will bless you and keep you today and always! So sorry for your loss

Ellisa said...
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Ellisa said...

Praying for you and Preslee as well as your family, not just today, but in the many days that are to follow.

Isaiah 41:10

"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

Amanda said...

I watched Matt's service online yesterday. It was a beautiful service, with a really touching message. I've been praying for you and Preslee and will continue to do so.

ChelseaSalomone said...

Julee,
As a long time reader of your blog, I just want to be one more person in the sea of voices encouraging you and lifting your family up to God. So very, very devastated for your loss.
~Chelsea

Kristi (Turley) Jackson said...

I watched Matt's memorial service and wept along with everyone else in the crowd. Truly amazing how his life touched so many. You're in my constant prayers.

Summer said...

You could just see the presence of the Lord beaming through you through this difficult time Julee, you are just amazing. You handle yourself with such dignity and grace in a time that is so hard. I pray for comfort and peace in the upcoming days, months and years ahead and I know Matt is so proud of you!

love
Summer

Stephanie Gibson said...

Julee you,Preslee,and family are in our thoughts and prayers. My sister and brother went to school with Matt.

~Stephanie & Justin Gibson

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in west Texas! I'm sorry for your loss!!

Cassie and Kevin Zonnefeld said...

Julee - I have been lifting you in prayer. May you know God's great peace in this time. Love from Nicaragua! Cassie

Sarah said...

I wish I had known so I could have watched it! I was praying for you yesterday!

Mj said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with you and give you the strength you need today and the days to come!

Courtney said...

julee-
We personally don't know each other, however I found your blog a few years back and I kept up with you because I have a one year old baby girl named Presley too. The pain you are feeling is something I cannot imagine, but I so thankful for your faith. Matt sounds like the perfect all around guy and I have no doubt he is looking down cheering you on. Your Preslee is a gift from God and I know that between her, Matt, God, and your family you will be well taken care of. Stay strong and know you have many cheering you on from all over this country and even in Heaven!

Anonymous said...

You don't know me but I have to comment and say, I have watched Matt on the news and had him on Facebook and believed he was one of the best. You and Preslee are in my prayers. I know God will comfort you as only he can. Matt's love for his family was evident in everything he said and did.My heart goes out to you and the whole family. Our hope is in the Lord, and one day we'll all be together in heaven! God Bless.

Laryn Dodd said...

Sweet Julee-
I haven't met you or your family but have read your blog since before Preslee was born. I am a college student at Oklahoma Christian and you have been a huge inspiration to me. I have not stopped thinking and praying for you and precious Preslee since I learned about Matt on Sunday. You are such a strong, inspiring woman and with your faith in Jesus, I know you can get through any struggle. God has His arms wrapped around you, Preslee, and your strong family and will lead and guide you through anything. You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come.

With much love,
Laryn

THE HUMBLED MAN said...

Praying for you and your Family! Take your time grieve and move forward. God is with you and your family! - JT

johnturnerworld.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

My heart is broken. You have been an inspiration to me. I know it might be hard but if you find out what happened please share as I have a lot of Matt's symptoms. Praying for you and Preslee.

Anonymous said...

I read about your loss on Kelly's blog (Kelly's Korner). I found myself watching the news station's tribute to him and reading a couple of articles written in tribute to him. I was just spellbound by the stories of the impact he had on so many people as he lived his life as such a wonderful witness for Jesus. This has been a humble reminder to me of the impact we can have when we show others we care. I cannot imagine your grief, and I want you to know that I am praying for you. -Denise

Shannon Magsam said...

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and Miss Preslee. And praying every time I do.

Ashley said...

As hard as it was being there yesterday, I was so thankful to be near you and hug your neck. I am thankful for you Julee & love you. My prayers are constant, I'm thinking of you all day everyday. I love you!

Mandy Rose said...

I just watched the videos from the memorial and from Matt's co-anchors. What an amazing husband and father he was. I am praying that God gives you strength in the days ahead. This story has touched my heart in so many ways. Prayers for you and Preslee! XOXO

GiGi said...

Julee, you don't know me..we have never met only through the internet. I read your blog and have kept up with your family since before Preslee's birth. I have no words of sympathy for you right now other than to say, God knows your heart and HE will comfort you and there is no answers to your questions as to the "whys" just that it was. I pray in the days to ocme, you can find comfort, strength in your faith. I will continue to think of you and Preslee and pray when you two come to mind. God's blessings upon you all.

Anonymous said...

Julee,
I have been following your blog through a friend for quite awhile now. I remember being so excited for you when Preslee was born because I had a baby girl just a couple months after you...kind of felt like I knew you through reading. I am so extremely sorry for your loss. Words aren't even good enough at a time like this, but please just know there are LOTS of strangers praying for you & your sweet baby girl.

glenda said...

You don't know me but I found you through another blog. So sorry for your loss. Praying for you, your sweet baby girl, Matt's mom and brother, his extended family and friends. I saw the memorial. He truly was an amazing man! Peace & strength!

Anonymous said...

julee and preslee,
i am a blogger stalker. i do not write a blog, but rather have read kelly's korner pretty much each and every day. she also has links to other blogs that i have enjoyed reading and watching their littles grow and reading about their antics that bring back the happiest memories of my "little boys" who are now 32 and 30!
when kelly wrote about matt's death, i was immediately drawn in by the pictures and memorials honoring matt, you and precious preslee.
the one and overwhelming sense i have julee, when i look at the portrait picture of matt from the tv station, even though i do not know him is that when you look at his eyes, there is depth that not many people have. julee, matt might not be here in the flesh, but i know more than i have ever known anything, he is with you and preslee. the reason i know this is because from reading your past blogs and your relationship with matt, then with preslee, matt would never leave you alone. matt reminds me so much of my husband of 35 years and i know with my whole heart that if he leaves this earth before me, he is my heart here on earth forever.
julee, feel the love around you and know that you will never be alone because people that don't even know you personally have you in their prayers every day.
with heartfelt sympathy and sorrow for your loss,
terry from pennsylvania

Amy said...

Dear Julee -
You don't know me and I don't know you but I think that is the sweet thing of the body of Christ. We don't have to know each other to hurt for each other and to love each other. I was doing some reading this morning and these 2 verses made me immediately think of you. I hope they speak comfort and peace to you today and please know that others that you can't even call by name love you and are thinking of you and sweet Preslee! As I have read about and heard about Matt over the past few days I so wished I could have known him in this earthly life. What a great guy. But I will get to meet him one day. :)

"I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 NLT

"For I hold you by your right hand - I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, "Don't be afraid, I am here to help you." Isaiah 41:27 NLT

Penny T said...

Sending up prayers daily for you since I read of Matt's passing. I have followed Kelly's Korner and your blog as well for sometime. My heart breaks for you and Preslee. I pray you will find comfort and peace in the Lord. You have many praying over you all. Strength and comfort from a TN gal.

Anonymous said...

Julee,
Although we have never met, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending prayers for you now and the days to come.
Hugs from Waxahachie, TX

Steph said...

I am so sorry for your loss! You don't know me at all, but I followed you on your journey with Preslee's pregnancy. I prayed for you...

Sarah H. said...

Julee, I can't stop thinking about you and Preslee. I really enjoyed watching Matt on KNWA! He had such a warm and friendly personality. I am praying for you and your precious baby girl.

jasmine said...

I didn't know Matt, only from watching him on tv, but we are all God's children and feeling this sense of loss. I pray that these next hours, days, months, years are touches and blessed by God and that He wraps His love and care around you and your family. This has got to be a hard thing to experience, but I hope that you are comforted in knowing that God will provide you peace and strength. Your family will be in my prayers daily.

meg said...

Thinking about you today and praying you have a great day with your baby girl!

Kelley said...

Praying for you and your sweet daughter and sending you my thoughts and condolences from New York. May God Bless you.

Dawn said...

Julee,

Matt's service was just beautiful and so touching. Thank you for sharing. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and Preslee.

Love,

Dawn

Charlotte Jean said...

I was saddened by the news of Matt's passing, and as a fan of his in NWA, I thought it was extremely generous and kind of you and the Turner family to allow his funeral to be live streamed. I thought it was a lovely funeral that celebrated the life of someone dearly love and terribly missed. I pray for you, your daughter, and his family and friends to find peace.

Sharon said...

Continued prayers for you and your baby daughter. May God give you comfort in the coming days and allow you to rest between His shoulders. Deut. 33:12

Sharon

Sheryl Lambert said...

Julee, your a beautiful person inside and out. I will always remember you and Preslee and continue to pray for you both daily. In His Love, Sheryl Conn Lambert

Charmed1058 said...

So sorry for you loss...will keep you and your family in my prayers....God Bless!

Lorie MaryE said...

My prayers are with you and your family. God has his healing hands on you to comfort you and strengthen you in this difficult time.