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!!!