"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Sunday, January 9, 2011

On a cold winter's night...

Thank-you everyone for your comments and for sharing your personal stories with me.  I often follow the links to your blogs (if you have one) even if I don't get a chance to send you a personal note myself.  With one friend's permission, I would like to share something that she recently wrote about grieving.  I think she expressed this very well.  Behavior of the Bereaved

Thanks Kara, for sharing about your experience.  I think that may have been the word he used too.  I wish we had known each other then. 

We are enjoying being stuck at home tonight.  What a cold night!! I just played "Go Fish" with my kids and we might put together a storage cabinet.  And Rachel is doing really well.  I have had a few moments of anxiety when she was crying - once at church - ha! I used to be stressed just about keeping an eye out for two healthy kids! Now I visit, warm a bottle, watch my other kids, and watch to see if Rachel's going to stop breathing normally/if her crying is different, and watch for where Dave is - in case I will need him, all at once.  So in case I look distracted...this is probably why...It feels strange that my stress level has been a bit higher even though she is doing better! But it has been awhile since her last 'spell'.  Please pray that my heart can truly rest.  Thank-you. 

And almost constantly, I am thinking of and praying for Abby's family...I spent some time this afternoon watching videos on her blog and looking at pictures.  What a beautiful little girl - she brought so much joy to her family and many others too.  The memorial service is on Tuesday morning.


Gen said...

Hi you children
My computer was down ,But Im back
We have,t been to church for awhile
But you all are in our prayers always
I missed reading your blog but IM BACK READING IT AGAIN
Well I see we still have are little one God is good
all our love and prayers allways
Genevieve / Howard

Carlana said...

I thought the "Behavior of the Bereaved" was so good at capturing some of the things you and those that are grieving feel and do. I actually went back and read all the previous blogs Emily had ever written!