We will never forget the impact that Bro. Pope had on our life. Just after we got married, the Popes had us over to their home for Sunday dinner (tacos) just to chat! From that moment on, they became more than just another couple at our church. They became friends, mentors...family. We have three special items from Bro. and Mrs. Pope that will always ALWAYS be cherished. The first, a sweet ducky blanket they gave our son when he was born. To this day it is his favorite blanket. The second is a beautiful quilt they gave us for our wedding present. At first we were hesitant to use it because it was so special...but we soon learned that he intended for it to be used and that the more it was used, the more special it would truly become. The final item is a tiny plastic duck. My husband's groom's cake at our wedding was a tornado with a tiny plastic barn and animals swirling within the tornado. He took a duck off the cake and then returned it to us a couple years ago. Clarence the duck still sits on our dresser and will always be a reminder to us of what true selflessness looks like! I pray we can have half of half the influence he did on our life...and that our marriage will be as sweet and fulfilling as his was to Maydell! We love you both and are so thankful that we will all get to spend eternity together!