Sunday, November 16, 2008
Today marks another month with out Lindsay Bear. We still continue to miss her tons and she is never far from our minds. We talk about her all the time and all the silly things she did. We continue to hang on to each other and to hold on to God. Before I sat down to write for this month I felt that I needed to hear from God. As I began to read my devotions for today the verses seem to jump out at me. I read in 1 Peter 4: 12-19. The first part of this verse says; Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But REJOICE that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. How true is this for all of us that even though we are missing Lindsay we are to still rejoice. Sometimes that is hard to do but we do rejoice because we know where she is and that one day we will see her again. I encourage you to read the rest of those verses. I also was reading in my grandmother's devotional that went along with these verses. She wrote this; We may go through some kinds of experiences that throw us and we wonder why God has allowed them and then suddenly we realize He was there with us all the time and gave strength to endure and even used each experience for HIS OWN GLORY. Realizing this can bring us overwhelming JOY. Amen!! We still continue to hear from people that have been touched by Lindsay's life. I was sitting and thinking about Lindsay the other day and was wondering if she misses us. I am sure she does but she knows that one day we will see her again. I often wonder what her days are like in heaven and what fun things she is doing. I am sure she is having the time of her life and is being taken care of very well.
In other news, the Lindsay Baskets haven't been put together yet. We are waiting on a few more things to go in them. We have collected a lot of stuff for them and I can't wait to put them together. Thanks to all of you who have helped out in some way. We are truly greatful for you willingness to help with this project. My Dad has just produced his first solo piano Cd and has dedicated it to Lindsay. Thanks Dad!! We also want to thank my cousin Megan and Richie for there help with the Lindsay Bear playground at Keswick.
One more thing I wanted to mention is Lindsay's baby brother or sister. I had a doctor's appointment last week and I was able to hear the heartbeat for the first time. Since I was only 10 weeks my doctor didn't think he would be able to hear it but the Lord made that happen. So far everything seems to be going well. Please keep praying for this little one inside. We can still use some pray as the coming holidays fall upon us. I am sure they are going to be hard for all of us. But with God's help we can get through it together.
We love each and everyone of you and thank you for all your prayers and encouragement. Lindsay Bear we miss you so much and we love you more than you know!!!
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Praying and thinking of you guys today. I think of Lindsay often and wonder the same things! What does she look like, is her hair long, how tall is she? I look forward to the day we are all reunited with her.
Love you guys lots,
I had to check the blog today for the latest update from you.I can't believe that it has been six months already! You have been such a witness and inspiration to so many people, even some that you may never meet on this side of Heaven. Keep trusting in God as your tower of refuge and strength.You are amazing!
Laura~ I think of you so often and Lindsay almost daily! Although, we "met" after our girls were experiencing the glories of Heaven, I feel so close to all of you. I am so thrilled that you have been able to do something to pay it forward for the other heart families and honor Lindsay's name! She is surely so proud!
Your newest little life is in our prayers, too! May God continue to hold you tightly in His loving arms and give you grace to get through your hardest days as you learn your "new" normal. I am praying for you, friend, as we face these cherished holidays...bittersweet they are...longing for our girls but only able to imagine how much more beautiful Heaven is this time of the year!
Love to you~ Rebecca
I cannot believe it's been six months already. I thought of all of you and prayed for you all day yesterday. I couldn't get online yesterday, as Sarah was sick with some sort of virus. Anyway...I was working on the "Lindsay Bear" cards and was praying as I worked on them. I prayed for you and your family, I prayed for the families that would be receiving the baskets. I kept thinking about just how many lives Lindsay has touched and how many more lives that will be touched in the coming months. I realized that there is nothing that God gives us in our lives that He doesn't use for His glory. God is so good to us.
I will be praying for all of you as the holidays approach. And, I am praying for the new little baby growing inside you. I will continue to pray for a smooth pregnancy.
P.S. I forgot to mention, the "Lindsay Bear" cards are DONE! I hope to have them in the mail by the week's end.
I see God's grace in you and hear it in your words. I thank our God that His comfort and joy surrounds you. Praying for your little baby can't wait to meet her/him.
Love to you
Six months have passed already, I can't believe it. It was so good to have all of you here for Meg's and Richie's wedding and the arrival of Ainsli. Riding around the Lancaster County countryside to go get out hair done for the wedding. We keep you in our prayers always and we love you all very much.
Hugs and Kisses,
I so look forward to reading what God is doing in your lives...I pray for all of you and this blessed new life...God bless you all...Melanie Vara
Laura, beautiful Laura!! I just wanted to write and tell you that you are the best. I am really enjoying getting to know you and all the laughs we share at church. I look so forward to all the fun we have ahead of us!! You are an amazing person. Love you Girl!!
She looks like an angel in the pic. Thinking of you and praying for you and your family:) Love your blog!! Angela from the campground
GOD brings you to my mind often still and I pray for all of you. Happy for you that a baby is coming - will continue to pray for a healthy little one and a safe delivery as well. Keep your eyes on Jesus. You're doing a wonderful thing with the Lindsay "Bear" Baskets. May GOD richly bless you, Jon and Tanner and your new little one to come.
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