First day of 8th grade...
Thank you Jesus for the "storm" before the "calm"... If I was judging how Monday would go based on Saturday and Sunday...it wasn't going to be good. Instead, His grace was sufficient & we each experienced it beyond measure, and we had a "normal" day.
Missing my boy will always be part of who I am, what I do, what I feel...But it isn't without hope that I miss Warren. I miss Warren knowing One Day I will see him again!! I am thankful for that promise. I love you Warren Austin!!
There is so much to share, as God continues to speak to my heart and transform me from who I was, to who He wants me to be. I am so thankful that this was not just an event, but rather a spring board for MORE of Jesus in my life.
Warren's story, our journey, it's God's to use, not mine. It's not about me!!
God is always working. I believe that with my whole heart. I am just here to live in such a way that others will know.. it's NOT me, but God.
I still believe that God will keep providing the strength we need. I believe that He is still very much enough. I still believe that Heaven is better and the best is yet to come!! I believe that He will live out His purpose through me, I will trust Him because I still believe He is good.
Leaving the house where Warren last lived , packing up his things...putting them in tubs so fearful we were leaving him behind... was painful for my still very tender heart. But as I take the time to look back at how graciously God provided ~ His mercies NEW every morning , I am strengthened once again to take a step of faith forward.
It's not about me...or Warren. It's much bigger! I'm trusting, still... that God is working, that HE loves me and that He is Good!!
"It is my privilege and my purpose to share the hope and joy of Jesus!" ~Louie Giglio (Passion 2016)
This last year was a year of BELIEVING with all our heart, mind and soul that Jesus Christ is Enough for Today and that our only HOPE is found in Him. We know, that we know, that we know...He is the same yesterday, today and FOREVER....
This time of year will never be the same without Warren...and I don't mean that negatively. It's just a fact. Not having him here changes everything..and no matter how intentional we are to see things from an eternal perspective, I can't help but wish... with my whole heart... he were still here with me.