• 08Sep
    Categories: Grieving Comments: 5

    I find myself very aware of the approach of October 29th. 

    Often I feel the urge to take the bull by the horns, travel to WV or Pensacola Christian College where we both met, and spend an intense week grieving, so that I can get on with my life.

    Then there are the days when the idea of hiding in a book or a movie is so strong I can barely focus on the child standing in front of me.

    It’s the days that I want to hide that the Lord’s grace shines through the most.  It’s when the books get put away and I have to face my day head-on that I see the Lord working in my life.  I am reminded on a daily basis that I can’t do this on my own.  The Lord has to work through me.  And when I block His hand, oh the mess we have!

    And so I remind myself that to God October 29th was a very happy day, and although it has the potential of being another traumatic day for me, God will get me through it, just like He got me through it last year.  And despite the pain, I need to allow His hand to work in my life so that He can make something beautiful.  I want to be beautiful when I see Dan again.

5 Comments to The Approach

  • Oh, I have no doubt that you will be the most beautiful of all. The beauty shines through each time you open your heart and let us peek in. So I know that our Dan will find you the most beautifull of all. Even more that he did before.

    We are praying for you.

  • Yes, dear Liisa, these are difficult days. But you can only face them one day at a time. God has promised to be with us “one day at a time” — yesterday, today, and forever. He will be with you today…. and then tomorrow He will be with you again. He will show you His love — and encourage you with His Word. And give you strength to “carry on” doing what needs to be done, and trusting Him to give you the strength to face each challenge.

    We recognize you miss your beloved, but Jesus is taking care of him up in heaven and He will take care of you down here — until your turn comes. In the meantime you have seven little treasures that need Godly guiding to face life’s challenges, and they count on you to be the guide. They would be totally lost without you, they need you!!!

    Blessings as you walk step by step. Gram E.

  • Just a reminder that we who have not had much to say lately are still talking to God about you. He must really think a lot of you–to give you the responsibility for 7 children! We’ve never met you, but we know you! Just think how much better He knows you and your every need–emotional needs included.
    In Christ’s love,
    Wentworth and Doloris Pike

  • Wow, Liisa……”And despite the pain, I need to allow His hand to work in my life so that He can make something beautiful. I want to be beautiful when I see Dan again.” I too want to be beautiful when I see my Jim again. Oh, what a powerful thought.