Shortly after 2:15 in the morning on this date (May 8th, 2007) my wife, Charlotte Frances Bateman (née McLeod) went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. No one could have desired her homecoming more than she. God was faithful to his promise to her of many years ago: "And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve." (Isaiah 14:3) His word came to pass. Daniel wrote "they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever." (Daniel 12:3) Charlotte, in the lives of all who knew you and loved you, you continue to shine. The seeds you sowed into our lives continue to bear fruit. And should, together, all of us who remain to this day bring countless souls to Christ, all of that fruit shall be laid to your account. I exult that you have been rejoicing in the presence of our Lord for 6 years now ... 6 years out of an eternity. May we all soon join you there for the glories that await.