My connection to God is my saving grace…
My quiet time with Him gives me strength to make it through another day. God wants to be a priority in our lives. How often do we say “I will have my quiet time later”…I know I have said it and I know when I ‘put it off’ by the way I feel. I find myself looking to friends or family for comfort and support and still feel empty because only God can give me the support that fills the deep void in my life. If we don’t take the time, we will all find ourselves missing the blessing of His presence.
My friend Melanie and I had a nice chat yesterday. We were talking about how when people ask “how are you?” the typical response is “fine” mostly because most people don’t really want to know or have time to hear how you are really doing. It is so comforting to know that God really wants you to tell Him how you’re feeling. He already knows so you may as well pour out your heart. He is never too busy to listen. He is never distracted by texting on His iphone. He is always interested. Always present. “God is our refuge and strength…” ~Psalm 46:1.
Thanksgiving is approaching. I find myself thinking of holidays and all they represent and all that will be missing this year for our famly. Nevertheless, we are so very blessed and thankful we had our sweet Zack here on this Earth for over 12 years. How blessed we are that God chose us as his parents! We cherish every moment we had with Zack here and try hard to focus on that instead of the pit of despair – which by the way is very easy to fall into some days. The good news is that I have been to the bottom of that pit and discovered that the bottom is solid and God can pull me out.
I took a walk on the beach yesterday and found a beautiful heart shaped rock. It made me think of my sweet boy and how much better he made my life and how his death has changed me forever. God has a plan for all of us. We have to trust that His plan is better than ours.
Nick is doing very well – thank you to all who message and email me to ask about him. He still grieves as a 7 year old – one minute sad, the next minute playing and laughing with his friends. We continue to pray for restful sleep for him as night time still is the most difficult time for him. He loves going to Parsley Elementary (“Bubbies school”) and loves his teacher, Lisa Traflet! Yesterday they made a cool turkey in class. Last night he insisted on duplicating it because Zack needed one too. They are both proudly displayed now – see pic – with wings touching because they had to be “holding wings”….love that sweet boy!
Thank you for always praying and believing with us as we take each day a moment at a time…