blessings and sorrows...

07 February 2009

This week has been a tough one.
Finding out one of your dearest sweetest friends has lost her baby full term is never news you want to receive, especially when you are a million and a half miles away. :(
Please be praying for our friends and the terrible sorrow and loss they are experiencing right now. If I could transport myself to NC this weekend, I would be there in an instant.
We certainly don't understand God's reasons all of the time, and this is definitely one of those instances for us. Her name is Alethia (means Truth in greek) Joy. There is no telling how many lives she will touch, and I have been clinging to this verse...
"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD." Job 1:21

Also I have started going to a Bible study on base. There are about 6 (older) ladies that go, and we are doing the Beth Moore study on Esther and getting to watch the videos. If you haven't ever done a Beth Moore study, I highly recommend them. It was especially a blessing going to study this week after hearing the awful news and not having Ben here with me. I was able to share the loss with the ladies and have them pray about it that night. God knows what we need and always provides it.

I have also been blessed by friends and a husband who, even though far away, have been supportive of me this week too. My husband has been amazing and is such a blessing. He always makes time for me even though he is super busy, and lets me know he is thinking of me. When you are separated for months at a time, I can't even begin to tell you how much that means. It is hard to be so far away from people we love, and I have gotten a few emails of friends telling me they are praying for me. I appreciate that so very much. God is good, even in the midst of sadness and pain. Thank you, friends...

4 comments:

Jessie said...

We have been praying here-such a sad situation. It is reassuring to know that the Lord is in control of all things no matter if we understand them or not.
I am sorry Ben could not be there this week. I am so glad to hear you are doing a Bible Study I hear Beth Moore studies are great.
We will be praying for Tony and Charity and for your encouragement.
Love you

Regan said...

You are such a sweetie Kristi! I enjoy hearing about you and Ben's life.

I'm definately praying for our dear Tony and Cherity.

The Botmas said...

i love that we have our relationship w/the Lord in common. I can't imagine how people do it with out Him. Praise the Lord for his love and grace. I miss you. Hang in there. You're in the home stretch.

Robin said...

Hi Kristi, my heart breaks for your sweet friend and your sorrow for her. Praying that you will feel God's presence and peace as you're far away... and for her of course too.