Friday, June 15, 2012

In His hands

and I'm so thankful.

There are no coincidences.
He knows about all of it. how we will respond, what good will come from the fires we go through.
kinda takes the pressure off, ya know?  (doesn't give us a free pass to be a dope though)

Feeling thoughtful for our friends who will have a service for a sweet baby girl today. Just ask Stacey at Byrd's Nest, Sully's mom, Lori at Facets of Life, or Jody at Nitty Gritty, among many other dear women I've "met" in the blogosphere (and not in the blogosphere). That is a challenging road to walk. Praying for you today, sweet momma, grandma, aunties. (not saying that the menfolk don't feel it and hurt just as much). Praying for you daddy, grandpa, uncles, cousins and friends. I know you will be a wonderful support for this momma and daddy. Stay close. Give hugs and shed those tears, and smile those smiles.

Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.  (whatever)

yesterday, I was out running errands with Ethan. Thursday. our 50th Thursday since Jack flew home to Jesus....and naturally, Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) came on (always) and the floodgates opened up. Crying for us, for them, and just the pure earthly horror of it all.

These are not tears of anger. just confusion. I have to keep reminding myself, as I imagine them navigating these watery, uncertain, painful days, that God is in control. He holds the future and He knows our sorrow. He sends comfort for those moments when we just don't think we can go on.

The Rich Mullins song, "Hold me, Jesus" is on repeat in my head today.

Hold Me, Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf.
You have been King of my glory,
Won't You be my Prince of Peace.

God bless you today.

P.S. Please pray also, for our niece, Sophie. She failed two hearing tests yesterday. Praying that it's just fluid in her ears from being in a water sac for 9 months and nothing more.

P.S. x 2 Please pray for my cousin, Tory, her momma, Linda and her dad, David. (code for I need an update, my dear cousin...praying that this means your momma settling in at home and on the road to amazing recovery!)


Anonymous said...

Am praying for each of your requests. Mom still needs many prayers, but we are all just glad that she is home...just having adjustment issues. Will write. Love you, Tory

Anonymous said...

Praying, praying, praying dear sweet friend..... Hope to talk to you again soon..... Are you doing Jacks balloon launch on his birthday or on Thurs.? Love you sweet friend.... Tory, praying for your family too....