He Remembers

My beautiful niece, Amanda, will soon be delivering her first baby….a boy! We are so excited for her and her husband, Ryan. They just recently shared with us the name that they have chosen and why they chose it. These are Amanda’s words….

“We have told several of you, but we are happy to officially announce the name of our little boy, who is scheduled to arrive in 6 short weeks: Zachary Gregory Kurz!
His middle name is after my Uncle Gregory Masters, who passed away of malignant melanoma a little less than a year ago. Zachary means, “God remembers,” and we believe that God remembers the pain and suffering that my uncle and our family went through and has been redeeming this difficulty in our lives, as well as bringing new life through our little one. We hope to honor my uncle, who is pictured with us below, by incorporating his name in our child’s name because my uncle was the godly, loving, humble, and devoted kind of man that we hope our little Zachary Gregory will one day become. Thank you for sharing in our joy!”


I am humbled and blessed that Amanda and Ryan would choose to honor Greg’s memory in this very special way. Greg loved babies (most things about them, anyway 🙂 ) and I’m sad that he won’t be here to enjoy spending time with our sweet great-nephew, Zack. But how exciting will that day be when we are all together in Heaven and Greg is able to meet his namesake for the first time!

The same God that was present with us in our tears as Greg left this world and entered into the very Presence of God, is the same God that will be present with us in our joy as we welcome sweet Zachary Gregory Kurz into this world. He is the SAME God….He does NOT change! Thank you Jesus!!



The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21

Trusting His Plan,


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Claudia Voigt
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 16:49:12




  2. dmy2121
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 17:01:51

    We will be thrilled if our first grandbaby turns out to be anything like his great-uncle Greg. Sad that he won’t get to experience Greg’s caring, love, and humor this side of heaven but looking forward to that reunion!



  3. Gina Ramsey
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 17:48:41

    This baby will be a special blessing to our whole family….just as Greg was!



  4. Kathleen Dooley
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 19:08:43

    Sandra, we sat behind your parents in church Sunday and your mom was a special blessing to me. As we were singing the first song she raised her hands and with eyes closed just worshipped God. Afterwards I told her how her worship blessed me, knowing all they have gone through and yet she chooses to praise God. It made my day! Continue to lift you up to Him.



  5. Karla Lail
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 20:21:14

    That is so precious! Thanks for sharing!



  6. Bethany Johnson
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 22:28:27

    Beautiful! What a sweet way to honor and remember Greg and give glory to God!

    Bethany Johnson Sent from my iPhone




  7. Elise Kilgore
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 11:05:50

    Beautiful. Greg’s legacy continues in the generations to come. 🙂 We praise God for his influence in all of our lives.



  8. Cherie Maurer
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 18:09:01

    Amanda looks great!! It makes my heart happy knowing that Greg’s name and legacy will continue! We gave all 4 of our children a middle name after a Godly family member…a great tradition!!!



  9. Carolyn Masters
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 21:52:16

    God richly blessed us with a sweet loving family who love each other and love the Lord. We are delighted that Amanda and Ryan would honor Greg by naming their son after him. We miss our son Greg terribly, but we are looking forward to meeting our first great grandson, Zachary Gregory Kurz. Greg was a joy to us and I know Zack will be also.



  10. Valerie Martin
    Sep 25, 2014 @ 10:59:12

    Thank you for sharing. So precious!! God Bless.



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