Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Five Years And ......

Hi sweet friend! Thanks for stopping by.

It's five years ago today that my Kyle Matthew died, and....

.... my heart is still broken (at first it was totally torn out, but now it's just broken)
.... I still think of him every single day
.... certain things can unexpectedly bring tears to my eyes when I'm reminded of him, just not as often
.... I'd still give anything for five more minutes (one more hug, one more smile, one more "I love you")

It's five years and.....
.... Kyle has been living totally happy and safe in wonderful heaven
.... hopefully others have been touched by our story and faith

It's been five years and ....
.... God is still in control
.... His love never fails and He is forever faithful
.... we know that we will one day have a most joyous reunion with our Kyle Matthew

I guess my perspective hasn't really changed much.
And "life goes on" as they say.
However, it is not true that "time heals all wounds".

I kinda wish I had more to say... something really encouraging.
It's been a rough day and I'm honestly just trying to get through this one. 

So I guess I'll just end with one more thought -
It's five years and ....
.... I'm five years closer to seeing my Kyle again. Oh happy day!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's Orphan Awareness Day!

Hi friend!

Did you know that today is Orphan Sunday?

If you didn't know don't feel bad?
I just was reminded earlier this week by someone that posted on good ol' Facebook.
Is that where you get a lot of your information,  too?

I'd like to share a video {someone posted on Facebook} about what this day is about.

When I watched it earlier today I'm sure I spotted a picture of Andrea Roberts and her son Reece. Andrea is the lady who started Reece's Rainbow.

It was two years ago that God started to speak to my heart about helping orphans. Up until then I never gave it much thought.

It all started when a friend's daughter became an Angel Tree Warrior for Maribel during Reece's Rainbow's 2010 Angel Tree event.

Sweet Miss Maribel stole my heart! Honestly, if I was younger and my circumstances were different I would have gone and brought Maribel home myself. Oh yes I would have!

However, I know I'm not supposed to adopt. It's not God's plan for me and hubby.  So relax, that's not what I'm getting at for you either. I don't believe that we all should run out and adopt or be foster parents.

BUT - we can all do something. And if you're a Christian I believe God's word is very specific in telling us we are to help orphans.

So, friend, please take a few minutes to watch the video today on Orphan Sunday.

I pray you will view it with an open heart and mind and will consider what it is God wants you to do to help.

Click HERE to watch the video.

Thanks friend! and Happy Orphan Awareness Sunday!
BTW ~ We're Angel Tree Warriors this year for Tobie!