I’ve prepped myself for days to write this post, and fresh with tears still I sit here at a loss for words.
Chuck and Linda Musfeldt came into my life over 10 years ago, and soon became affectionately known as “Dr. Chuck and Nana Nu”. The first time I met Dr. Chuck was when I was a member of the BSF Senior High class in Lombard. Whenever I would walk by and say, “Hi, Dr. Chuck! How are you?” he would always reply with a huge, gentle smile, “Like a million, great to be alive!” I would giggle and keep walking to my class.
Shortly after my family moved to Texas for my dad’s job, the Musfeldts followed when God called Dr. Chuck to BSF headquarters as well. It is then that God blossomed our friendship into the deep-heartstrings-connected relationship that it is today. The Musfeldt/Birkeneder union quickly became the Musfledt/Birkeneder/Zielke/Walker/Hobbs union as God blessed our parents with descendant after descendant! Our lives were and are forever intertwined.
Dr. Chuck lived a “larger than life” life. He impacted SO many during his life, and will continue to do so in his death. As proven by the over 104,000 views of the live streaming of his memorial service and over 196,000 views of it since then. As Michael and I read through his obituary we were in awe of all he did. He knew life was a blessing and he lived it fully!
I had the privilege of being mentored by Linda during the early years of my marriage and young motherhood. She is an amazing, wise, God honoring woman that I have so much respect, love, and admiration for. She lives life with such grace, elegance, and humility. As is obvious with her response since Chuck’s death. She is the perfect helpmate to Dr. Chuck. I will be blessed if I can be half the wife and mother that Nana Nu is. Linda is one of the most encouraging people in my life, always cheering me on and nudging me to be more like Christ. I love her with all my heart.
I made this video in memory of Dr. Chuck’s life, and in honor of Nana Nu his helpmate. It chronicles our time together, and then the time we celebrated his life and rallied together having joy in knowing that because of Christ’s perfect blood sacrifice we know with certain hope that we will spend eternity with Him.
The first song, You Are Good, has a double meaning for me. God is SO good to me and He alone sustains me, enables me, and gives me life. But God has used Chuck and Linda’s presence in my life and my family’s life as such blessing! I have no material thing to thank them for ALL they have done for me-spiritually, emotionally, or physically. They are irreplaceable and I will be forever grateful for them.