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Gosh, life is crazy isn't it?! I really want to come on here and type something light and fun but I just can't muster it up. My heart still isn't feeling it. Although this has been a heart-rendering time God has also been so faithful to bring good from it as well. I just love that about Him! :) 

Death is not the end, it's only the beginning....this is true but for those of us left behind the pain of losing the one you loved and seeing the immediate future without's overwhelming and certainly feels like "the end" more than "the beginning". 

You never realize how many lives you touch and impact just by living. You don't have to be a rock star or a millionaire. Just be you and live life fully. 

On that note, why do we wait until someone dies to share what they have meant to us or how they have touched us?? People, we need to bless and encourage and uplift That person may not think they are doing anything good in this world, they may be having a really hard day, or week or year, but one encouraging thing could change the course of their day or maybe even their life! 

Always, always take the time to tell those closest to you that you love them. Life is short and when they have those remembered words to draw on it can help buoy them up when you are gone.

We are not meant to be islands. God designed us for community. Our burdens are meant to be shared. 

My precious father-in-law has been gone now for 2 weeks.....2 weeks.  The cards and letters we have received have been such an immense blessing. He was loved because he loved deeply. He was one of the "good guys"...that dying breed. I pray his legacy lives on in his children and his grandchildren, which I know it will. After all, they were his heartbeat. :) 

In time, the tears will stop, the heart will heal, the pain will lessen, this is God's blessing to us. 

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill  and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


Denise said…
Lisa, I was away when I read the post about your father-in-law, and I was unable to respond at the time. I've been praying for you and your family, and I am so sorry. It sounds like it was so unexpected, and you're absolutely right about sharing how much our loved ones mean to us while they're still here with us. Thank you for the reminder!
Continuing to pray, my friend...

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