Saturday, April 18, 2009

My, it's been awhile since I have blogged. This has been a rough couple weeks for me. This should be Malorie, our angel's Sr. Year. With all of the events I see her friends doing, it just makes me miss her soooo much.

Tonight is prom. The kids always go downtown and have prom pictures taken in front of our city hall. I wanted to go see all of her friends dressed up, but when the time came, I couldn't do it. I hated to be there and them see me cry. I don't want them to be sad on what is a happy day for them.

2 of Mal's best friends stopped by on their way to prom and gave me a beautiful pink rose. Of course I had a few tears, but was so happy they thought of me. I know her friends haven't forgotten her.

So, as I sit here tonight, in my quiet time with God, I know in my heart Mal is having the time of her life, and the prom she is at tonight, is more elegant than we could ever imagine!

I am off to read my Bible, talk to my Heavenly Father, cry to him and ask for his peace to help me thru until we see our Angel Mal again.

Grace 2 U,

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It is ALL Worth it!!!

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

A dear friend will be going thru their 5th "Heavenversary" tomorrow. Exactly 6 months after our Malorie went to Heaven, our friend's son, 7 year old Collin was killed in an ATV Accident. I know just 6 months ago, as we went thru the 5th year anniversary of Malorie going to Heaven, oh my goodness, It was so difficult for me. I could not believe it had been 5 years since I last heard Mal's laugh, saw her roll those big brown eyes, or heard her and her sister and brother fight. gosh I miss that!

Is it worth it? Oh yes! It's more than worth it. We can't begin to imagine the glory God has in store for us! No matter how hard, bad or painful our trip through this world may be, our future with God holds something incomparably better.
Our future glory with God does mean that it is more than worth it to hang in, to be faithful, and to receive his glorious reward!

I confess that I don't like suffering, pain, dissappointment, or sorrow. I do, however, believe that your promises are true. I pray that you will wrap your arms around Danny and Pam as they are missing their dear little boy. I pray that you would give them a peace and understanding that this suffering will 1 day be worth it all as they once again will get to wrap their arms around Collin again.

I hold on to the promise that the glory you have in store for us is far greater than any pain or suffering we face.

Strengthen Pam and Danny for the days ahead and use them to bring you glory no matter what.

In your sweet name,
natalie Natalie