“He must increase but I must decrease.” John 3:30

“I have known the empty frustration of pursuing my selfish ambitions.
And I have also known the peace that comes from understanding
the awesome love of a Savior who took my guilt and paid the price.”

~Renee Downs~



A Time To Laugh

Paul and Renee's proposal story
Paul and Renee Downs sharing their awesome marriage proposal story with HappyFunTime.


A Time To Cry

Melody's Grave
The Downs family mourns the loss of its eldest child.


For Paul

Oh, what a life we shared together
Some times were hard, others much better
We made a promise and kept it through Christ
To bring him glory with our love and life

For better or for worse
In sickness and in health
For richer or poorer
Our love has been great wealth
I stood before you
And promised you my heart
I held your hand and you held mine
til death do us part

Oh, how we laughed and sang together.
You kept me smiling thru whatever.
My days were better for all you have been.
My leader, my protector, husband, friend.

For better or for worse
In sickness and in health
For richer or poorer
Our love has been great wealth
For thirty-five years
You softened up my heart
I never willed to let you go
til death do us part

Oh, how I love you and gave you my all
I ne'er imagined I would see death's call
we spent our days as the Lord did lend
And now time echoes the phrase at the end.

For better or for worse
In sickness and in health
For richer or poorer
Our love has been great wealth
I now let you go
Now with my aching heart
Holding to your memory
til death do us part.


Born October 1st 1959 -
Departed into glory July 15th 2019.