Tuesday, September 8, 2009

One year has passed...

A year ago today...

It is hard to believe that a year ago today I received the dreaded phone call.  I picked up the receiver to hear a frantic woman saying "You don't know me but...your husband has been in a serious car accident."  

Our world changed.  It was September 8, 2008.  Two days before our 20 year wedding anniversary.  I had a sinking feeling that I was going to bury my husband on our anniversary.  That did not happen, thank the Lord.  But what followed was a long - year long journey.

We were financially devastated, but the Lord provided.  We lost the dwelling we called home and most everything in it, but the Lord provided us with a hotel room to call home for a few months.  Now we are in a small apartment.  Stace was injured, but the Lord has healed him.  He is almost as good as new!  He was without work for 8 months and is now working again.

Things have been far from easy.  The kids have had a hard time transitioning.  But we have stuck in there and had faith each step of the way.  Hope has been my life raft.  Without HOPE there is nothing.
I thank all who have been with us each step of the way, praying for us and caring for us.  Without your support we would have been lost.  We had so many people showing us the love of Christ.  Just when we felt He was far away someone would come along and brighten our world.  It is the simple things that mean so much.  A card.  A giftcard.  A phone call.  A hug.  THANK YOU! 

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Tomorrow Trenton will start a new school in a new district.  I know he is uneasy.  Thursday Turner will also start a new school and Trevan will go for the first time.  Lots of "firsts".  A time of apprehension.  I pray that each of them will have a positive experience.  I pray for all the kids as they go back to school this year.

I am excited that Trenton and I are leading a Kids Small Group this fall.  We start on September 16th.  I look forward to meeting the 10 boys and girls and going on a journey of a different kind with them!  Pray that we will all grow in Christ and have a wonderful bond of love and friendship!

Off to get some last minute things done and thank the Lord for this day!