Aug 3, 2012

Word of Comfort

Today is the 31st anniversary of Tony and Amanda's death. I'd like to tell you that it gets easier to make it through this time of year, but I would be lying!

I started crying last Thursday and didn't quit until Tuesday evening up at girls camp (not continuously, but way to much!) when I went and found a place of solitude after a dinner-time meltdown and pleaded for the ability to stop crying and be able to function more normally. This year was different- I couldn't just hide out at home... I was surrounded by my *sisters-in-the-kitchen*.

Today these arrived...


I don't recognize the hand writing but there are so many kind women who could be responsible for this loving gift.

words of comfort

Truly it optimizes the scripture to "lift up the hands that hang down and strengthen the feeble knees".

Again, I will bear my testimony that the reason I can go on, function, show empathy and help others in their grief is because of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Brent Naseath said...

My heart is with you Joanie. I love you and pray for your heart to be full of their love for you and at peace knowing that everything is just as it should be and as much as we want control over our lives and existence, it is an illusion and life is fragile and governed by plans and agreements beyond the veil that we simply don't remember nor understand in our current state. Regardless, you are loved by all, especially your sweet children.