Today for so many is just a normal Sunday, but for our family it marks year two of when our son went to be with our Savior. It really is no easier this year than the last. The roller coaster of emotions and memories of that time still seem to dwell and be overwhelming at times. Yes, we gain strength in our Father and each other, but there is still a void in our lives. Yearning for one more moment, one more smile, one more laugh from our little guy. I see our other three kids growing up before our eyes, and can't help but want to see him running around the house chasing after his brothers and sister. I can't tell you that time alone heals wounds. However, I can say that through God's strength, His love, and His comfort along with time eventually does bring a peace and understanding that gives you a focus of things that are truly important in life. Especially on a day like today when God again reminds me that life is fragile. That as a husband and a father, I can't take for granted the precious moments that God gives me to teach, to love, and raise up my family that is still on this earth to be Christ centered and Christ focused.
If there was something that I could say to others that have lost loved ones. I would say to stay on course. Cling to Christ like never before. There you will find your strength. There is your comfort, and there is your peace. Allow this moment to be a reminder that you still have unfinished business here on earth. Above all else, live as if today is your last because you above any one else now know that life is fragile.
1 Peter 1:6-7
"So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure
many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."