Friday, December 8, 2017

8 months and counting

I sometimes wonder when I will no longer count the 2nd of every month as the time stamp for Dennis's passing.  Will I ever?  Will the days get easier and is it just the holidays that make it so hard?  I guess only time will tell.  When Dennis passed away I said I wanted to go to sleep and wake up in 8 months, well here it is and  now I want to go to sleep and wake up in June!  In my grief-share class we talk about how everyone has their own way and their own time of grieving and so I have to put my trust in God and know that he is working all things for my good.  There has never been a time in my life when this has been harder, even counting the time when Dennis had his accident.  That time was hard but we were going through it together, this time is different, this is forever.  I don't want this to sound like a pity party because Dennis is healed and whole and praising his Jesus in heaven right now and I wouldn't change that.  Now I have to look forward to the time when I get to join him .  So as we look to the reason that we celebrate this season, I will pray for my heart to be healed and for those who have lost loved ones to be comforted, because now we have the gift of eternal life, all because of a tiny baby in a manger.                             

                                                    Lord Jesus come quickly,  much love.   Cheri










 

4 comments:

  1. It is great you are still keeps going in difficult times. Must be a hard time now with the festive season coming. Whish you all the best, greetings, Marianne

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  3. I do understand this, Cheri. February the 24th will forever be burned into my memory as the day Oren breathed his last breath on this earth. I remember telling a close friend days later that I was praying for the Lord to come back soon so Oren and I could be together again. Holidays were so hard before and after that time because Oren had been so sick the last Christmas we had together. I will say that the 24th isn't quite as painful as it was, but it will always be a significant day in my mind, and I know also in the minds of our boys. Cheri, I think of you every day that I drive by your house, and pray for peace of mind for you as you go through all the first holidays without your love. May you be blessed with peace and find joy knowing that Dennis is celebrating Christmas with his Savior who you both love, and his love is with you still. Blessings, Velda

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  4. Wishing you healing - the holidays are very challenging after a loss.

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