"Hang in there."
"Just take one day at a time."
"Keep putting one foot in front of the other."
"Just get up and move."
"Drink a cup of tea."
"Go for a walk."
These are simple words offered from caring hearts. People really care. This is what I know. And I try to do all of the above...except the hot tea. I am so blessed to have people in my life who continue to reach out to me even when I need lots of grace extended. The past few weeks have been so full of emotion...I have felt small and closed up and all kinds of ugly. Two days ago I knelt alone at the gravesite and pleaded for Jesus to help me...to help us. I trust Him. Always. Even though sometimes...life is hard to do. Even though.
I also know raw emotional pain from missing part of my heart. I know how quiet silence can be. I know that love is costly. I know the look of grief in the sets of eyes I see each day. I know the sound of many sighs. I know what our unspoken words express.
And today I told God, "I know You hear me when I pray."
"Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me..." John 11:41-42.
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Our oldest son, Avery ~ 2010
Our daughter, Audra ~ 2010 Our youngest son, Andrew ~ 2007