A very close friend of mine has a son, Ethan who has Cystic Fibrosis and maybe developed a lung infection. Currently, he is battling a fever, nonstop coughing, and vomiting. Please join us in prayer so that Ethan does not have to go to the hospital, especially since he was there 3 months ago. Thank you sooooo much for your prayers. They do make a difference!
I am migrating these websites to a different domain. For the Walking With God website the new address is http://www.awalkoffaith.org/ and the Curve Balls website address is www.curveballs.org
I look forward to fellowshipping with all of you on the new sites!
I want to take time to talk about a subject that no one likes to address, grieving. We have all been there, whether it be it over a loved one, a failed marriage, losing a job, etc. (the list can go on and on).
This Christmas was different for me. While we had a wonderfully blessed 1st Christmas with our son, I could not help but feel a tug of sadness and longing in my heart for those who have lost loved ones. A week after hearing about the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I was woken up by a phone call that no one wants to receive. My very close friend’s mother told me that my friend passed away that night. I can still hear myself screaming “No!” She explained that my good friend Jess had died of a massive heart attack and the tender age of 28. I was left sobbing on my husband.
It feels like I was just listening to Jess explain how she wanted to help keep the policemen warm this winter by fattening them up with seven tubs worth of cookie dough! She was always thinking of others. I tried to remember the good times with her, but it was so difficult to when I had to write a eulogy for her.
My husband did and continues to do an amazing job of consoling me and praying with me. But it was difficult to comprehend how other people dealt with my sadness. I heard comments like, “People die. It is a part of life,” “Don’t get depressed or you will ruin your milk supply,” and “You need to snap out of it. It will be okay.”
Grieving is a process that takes time. I still miss my grandma, Baba, and it has been over eight years since she passed way. I agree with the expression “time heals” because in time, God helps to restore our hearts and gives us the strength to press forward.
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” James 1:2-3
It’s been awhile since we last talked. You know that feeling you get when you have so much to write, but are told that you have to condense everything with a 500-word limit? That’s how I feel. I am not even sure where to begin.
On the morning of December 23, 2011, Garrett and I found out that we would be parents! Little did we know that our little munchkin would come 7 weeks early, completely turning our lives upside down. Our journey inspired me to write an additional blog called Curve Balls. I would love to fellowship with you on that blog as well.
I missed you guys and I am glad to be back.
Talk to you soon,
What fears perpetuate any of your negative behaviors in your relationship?
How have you placed your loved ones needs before yours?
What happened as a result?
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3
What steps did you take to show forgiveness to your loved one?
What happened as a result?
“ To be kind to one another, tender- hearted, forgiving each other. Just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32