I shared this on The Daily Drew and I’m posting it here.
I need to journal. I’m not sure my thoughts will come out clearly or even if the will make sense but I’ll try. I’m feeling a TON of emotions they are ranging all over the spectrum.
I’m feeling incredibly humbled by all or your responses and love for us it completely blows me away.. I am overwhelmed. I’m not good at been seen, I like to hide. I’m not a good receiver, I’m a doer. I guess God knew I needed a little help with that. I even humbled myself to allow my girlfriend who borders on OCD to go into my house and grab some clothes for me and some meds I need. That is huge for me! I am humbled by all the notes/comments (we read all of them) I’m humbled by all the offers to help us. Beware, we might just be calling you.
Another emotion I’m having is I am sitting back in complete awe of how incredible my children are. How’d that happen? I mean I “knew” they were wonderful but I am so incredibly proud of how they are handling this situation with such faith and grace and I am amazed. I look back at my life and see Jim and I as parents at 16 & 18 not having a clue how to do this parenting thing and I look at what I’m seeing and I completely humbled. I see God”s hand on us from the minute we picked Jim up off the floor during the wedding. (he passed out 2 times in the wedding for those of you who don’t know the story) Have we always done it right? ABSOLUTELY NOT! But Gods been incredibly faithful to us. God answered my humble prayer of “God, I don’t know how to be a parent you have to do this”. I used to always say I will completely understand God’s grace if my kids turn out ok. I see his grace alive in them, they are beautiful Godly, wonderful children. They have chosen spouses just as wonderful!! Jim and I are VERY, VERY blessed!
I am thinking about how powerful prayer is. Now I’ve always been a prayer warrior. My mother taught me the power of prayer, thanks mom! BUT I am living the NECESSITY of prayer for people in crisis and I am sooooooo grateful for the prayers you are praying. Please, Please, Please don’t stop!!!! They are our lifeline. God answers your prayers! He hears your prayers. In Gal. 6:2 it says Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. When we pray we are bearing someone else’s burden. I have this picture of each of you taking a little piece of this HUGE burden and carrying it for us. By you doing this our burden is lighter. So thank you very much and please continue!!
I’ll close now we have a visitor. Again, thank you for standing in the gap and seeking Jesus face for us and lightening our burdens. We are incredibly grateful!