Saturday, November 19, 2011


  This is a counted cross stitch peace I did back in the late 80's and it hangs in our main bathroom here at our home.  I did this piece during a period when I was healing from a great hurt and shedding a lot of tears and it brought me comfort at that time.

Since our beloved Suzette left us 6 months ago today (May 19th) I look each day at this PROMISE from the Living Word and it brings comfort to know Suzette is in a place where she is not shedding any tears!!  Our oldest son, David, made reference to this on the phone to me the other day and spoke of thinking about how much it meant to him that hangs there and made such an impact that he hadn't really thought about until now. 

More importantly, it is an encouragement to be happy and enjoy the life I have: my wonderful husband, Mickey, the children and grandchildren, my wonderful church, the ministries I am involved in, my many friends.  Just the wonderful life God allows me to live, day in and day out, in spite of the worse loss imaginable, that of a child. 

Since there are no tears in Heaven and we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses it becomes doubly important to me that Suzette is looking down with great happiness, watching and observing all I am doing.  I know that this will not be possible if I am sad or crying because that would make her cry and there are no tears in Heaven!!!!

So I CHOOSE, you know it is a choice, to be happy and grateful for the years I had to be her mother here on earth and the eternity I will spend with her in Heaven.


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Mari said...

What a wonderful promise this is and a blessing to those of us who are still here.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Needed to read this today. Been so hard with our friends losing their 2 year old to cancer. But as little Lanie's parents say, God healed Lanie of her cancer when He took her to heaven.

Brenda said...

It's so wonderful knowing that and have the Lord so close during the seemingly more difficult days and anniversaries.
I haven't had to endure a loss such as yours. My parents are still living as well. I pray that when the enevitable 'loss' comes into my life I can handle it with the grace and dignity I see you and Mickey have. Thanks for your example.

retha said...

All of all is in the presence of the LORD is what I am learning time and time again. Not that I compare myself to the hardship you endure, Ma'am, never.

Sylvia said...

Such comforting and powerful words from someone who has experienced the pain. The Lord bless you and keep you and make His Face shine on you both.

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled across your blog and its very very moving. I was extremly sick and had a glimpse of heaven 10 years ago and it most certainly is a real place. It was like arriving in another country only perfect and 100% the presence of God 100% of the time.
Somebody just sent me the heaven is for real book and its an amzing account. Here is like a long weekend in comparison to there and your daughter is living to the full. I am sure holidays and dates really make it all bitter sweet and your accounts are heart wrenching - but take heart- one day - you will be reunited in that beautiful place and all will be revealed.
from one who has been there and now serving God in South America.

Sharon said...

This was such a moving post and I want to thank you for it.
I am so blessed that my savior blessed us by healing my hubs last week with his heart attack.
God is Good.
I hope that you have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends.