Tuesday, January 19, 2016

20 Years Ago Today...

Dave and Alex - McComb, Mississippi

Twenty years ago today, our little 4 year old boy passed from this life to the next.

In one moment, he may have remembered seeing my face looking at him, but in the next moment he opened his eyes and saw Jesus.

There is always a mixture of feelings on this day. Sadness at what might have been and happiness that he is safe and well. He no longer needs a wheelchair. He can run and play with no hindrances whatsoever.

I wonder often what he is doing and who he is seeing. I wonder if he ever thinks of me. 

I think about one of the last things he ever said to me, "Mom, what are we having for breakfast tomorrow?" He really enjoyed breakfast:)

But thankfully, joy outweighs any sadness. This life truly is temporary. All the things that seem so hard today won't carry carry the same pain when we stand before God.

I want to encourage you today that if you are feeling alone or forgotten, you aren't. There is Someone who passionately loves you and sees the pain you feel. If you want Him to, He will come in and walk with you and you will never be alone again. There is nothing you have done that can't be forgiven or redeemed.

That is what I want you to know today.

I know that some things hurt so badly and you want to know the whys of it all.

I don't have the answer to that either. But Jesus will never leave you or forsake you. He will stay with you until the end.

One day I will hear his voice say, "Mom!" again. All the sickness and fear will no longer be associated with him any more. I will see him whole and happy and running to meet me.