I believe as I step into twenty-eighteen the Lord is reminding me-"I have your heart, your hurt, your broken places..and One Day, there will be no more tears, no more death, or sorrow or crying or pain...One Day!(Rev. 21:4) As for today, the suffering and the sorrow that are your companions will be the reminder that you need more than "fixing"...you need a Savior."
Grace came downstairs a few mornings ago and began sharing with me a dream she had about Warren. As dreams go, the details didn't all fit together and some of it was random...However, one detail about her dream that made me smile was the first question she said she asked Warren when she saw him..." Do you have your license? Can you drive me around?"
All of our suffering is unique and cannot be compared..However, no matter the specifics of our circumstances there is only one answer...one hope and that is Jesus. We all might journey differently to land here, but no matter your hurt, or fear, or the unbearable situation you face....there is ONE Hope, One salvation, One Jesus and He cares about YOU and me!
If I'm honest...I am relieved the "Holidays" are coming to a close. I don't hate Thanksgiving or Christmas, the festivities, and all that goes with them...In fact, being with friends and family is something I love very much..but I just struggle more during this time of year without Warren. It's like every event, every gathering, [...]
It was cool and damp. The ground was soft and my heels sank into the ground. I hugged family and saw some for the first time since Warren died. I remember hearing people whisper..."You're going to have to help her..be there for her." I remember sitting, holding Bills hand tightly, trying to be strong for [...]
It's been almost 2 years, and I'm not sure if it seems like yesterday or the longest 2 years of my life..Both, maybe. But One thing remains, our Hope is Jesus. He is the Light of the world and because of this Promise, we will RISE UP and be thankful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ..and because of The Gospel we KNOW that Warren is ALIVE and we will see him again...
It's November....Again. Another holiday season without my boy. Another Thanksgiving, another Christmas, another hard, another 23rd & 24th..this time marking 2 years since Warren left this earth and made it Home. Again...it seems almost unbearable. Again, I am reminded that it is here, in this brokenness I find Jesus. Again...and again it's JUST JESUS.