Friday, October 12, 2012

An Overwhelming Sense...

Well JC and I arrived at Dad & Mary's house yesterday afternoon and I have to say this has been one of the most relaxing trips home I think I have ever had! JC had a meeting yesterday near here for the fall retreat next weekend, so that is what originally brought us down here and we decided to extend the trip a little bit to spend some time with the family! We slept in today, took our time getting ready this morning, had lunch at Noodles & Company ( My favorite!) and ran some errands! And tonight Brad, Whitney & the boys came over for dinner, I have felt very blessed and thankful for this time with family. 

Coming home for visits has changed quite a bit since Mom has passed away, and I must say that I really miss coming home to my Mom. There are just certain things that I miss; like her hugs, the sound of her voice, the smell of her perfume, the smell of her apple crisp... in general I just miss her. Coming home just makes it that much more evident of how much I miss her, she was such a special lady and I miss her dearly. 

With that being said I have been thinking lately at how I just have an overwhelming sense of peace about Mom & our Maggie Grace being in Heaven together and it just brings a smile to my face. Just knowing that they are in a truly better place, not dealing with physical pain, emotional pain, losing loved ones, dealing with the hurts of life here on Earth. I am so thankful to know that our loving God has promised us with everlasting life and seeing our loved ones again in Heaven! It makes my heart so happy to know that our Maggie Grace is in Heaven with her Grandma Honey enjoying all of God's glory! 

JC and I continue to rely on God with what our future holds, but it is difficult not knowing where we will be in two months from now. I just continue to pray that God will make it evident to us on where he wants us to be, JC has one other church he is looking at besides International Falls. We would love to stay in the Falls but we know that nothing is guaranteed, so we are trying to keep our options open. Right now it is hard having everything up in the air and just not knowing, but that is what faith is all about... 

Now Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

I have been holding dear to this scripture the last few weeks, because it certainly fits the way I think both JC and I have been feeling lately! 

Well we head back home tomorrow morning, and Thursday we leave for the fall retreat with the teens... October is already flying by way too fast! I am really trying to savor every moment and enjoy my time with JC and my family, life is too short not to savor every moment isn't it?! I hope you have a great rest of your weekend! 


Taking time to be Thankful.

I had a pie making class on Tuesday and made
my first totally from scratch apple pie! 

Driving yesterday we ran into this strange white stuff! 

JC in his Happy place... playing guitars at
Guitar Center! 

The seasons are changing way too fast for my liking! 

Got to spend time with Will! Love this kid!! 

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your article! I am thankful that you are depending on the Lord to go before you and show you the way and He is the healer of your soul!