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A 'thank you' to the community of Bigfork

by Stephanie Lovelett
| November 5, 2021 11:00 AM

To the Bigfork Village Community,

I learned something profound and beautiful from the Bigfork and Flathead Community. The community took action, through love, to make sure our families were supported during the week of my son Dane’s funeral and memorial. It’s in all the small things, all the texts, all the food, the cards, yellow ribbons, donations, all the “I love yous” and all the “I don’t know what to say, but I’m here with you or praying for you”.

Courage seems like such a BIG thing, but it’s in the smallest moments and seconds that make the biggest difference.

I want you all to know… “If you get cold get closer to the fire” (God). If you feel hopeless, please be courageous and reach out to family, friends, teachers, trusted adults, any church, coach, counselor, 911, The National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255, and most importantly Jesus. This is a reminder that you are significant to someone.

It takes a village. I love you all so much. I felt God’s presence in you and in the Flathead Valley that week. There are not enough words to express my gratitude.

God bless,

Stephanie Lovelett (Dane Hansen’s Mom) Forever #24