For some time now I've been waiting for a reason to blog. In my previous blog my heart was broken by the sudden death of our dear friend Aimee Powell. Blogging hasn't entered my mind since Aimee's passing. I honestly didn't know if I would ever have the desire to express my feelings in this venue again. Until now ..... In the Lord's sovereign plan He sent Eleanor to fill the void that I had been feeling. Eleanor is the daughter of my son and his wife. At just the right time, she came into our lives to bring us healing and to restore the joy into our shattered lives. Eleanor's arrival date was to be on March 20Th, but I don't believe our hearts could have waited until then so she came just at the right moment when I needed her the most. Eleanor arrived on February 6Th to set right all that had been undone when Aimee left for her heavenly home. Thank you Carly and Corry for giving us such a wonderful blessing in Ellie. Thank you Lord for once again allowing me to hope and understand that you are indeed in control of all and that you love us more then we can presently understand.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
a few days ago Aimee Powell was taken from all who loved her. as i sit here searching for words and understanding the tears flow unrestrained. MY HEART IS BROKEN !!!!!!!! WHY LORD WHY ?????? i can not understand ???? why have you allowed this? sleepless nights are the norm for me since i learned of Aimee's death. if the pain of my heart is so great, how much GREATER is the pain of her mom and dad and all those who were far closer to Aimee than i? how great is the pain that my own Christina feels at this moment? I CAN'T STOP THE PAIN for her !!! i can't stop my own pain !!! recently my daily bible reading has been in the book of Job. how did Job make it through all the pain and heart ache that he experienced? I HAVE NO IDEA !!!!! THIS I DO KNOW .... THAT THE GOD WHO LOVED US ENOUGH TO SEND HIS OWN SON TO THE CROSS FOR US, KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING. did God's heart break as the life left his own son? does he know all the pain that has come since Aimee left us? YES HE DOES! this i must believe! there is no option! Lord in the coming days grant us all rest and comfort as we remember Aimee. we will never understand .... but we continue to trust in the One who can be trusted.
Posted by Tom at 5:48 AM
Sunday, December 27, 2009
"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you." Mother Teresa
For most of us the people nearest us are family. As we look forward to the new year be resolved to begin to prioritize your relationships, and start with those nearest you. Who in your family can you help today and in the future? Who in your family can you bless today and the coming year?
Posted by Tom at 7:36 AM