Tuesday

All Else Fades Away

I haven't been here very much. My life has been filled up with little room for this blog that I love. Someday, there'll be a slot for it, but not now.

I just found out that my little cousin died this morning. That makes all else fade away. My schedule, my stress, my to-do list means nothing.

I am heartbroken. How does a mother get out of bed tomorrow morning when her baby died the day before? How does a brother come to terms with his God when his baby brother suffered for all 5 years of his short life? How does a father hold his family together when the grief is too hard for him to bear?

But for the grace of God.

God in heaven, YOU ALONE are God. Your mysteries are too complex for me to understand. Scoop up this precious family and hold them so close they can feel Your heartbeat. Give them dreams and visions of Dylan in his heavenly home, and give them strength. God please drown Jackson and Conner with your all-consuming agape love. Give Phil and Amy a supernatural assurance of their "normal" life to come.

Help me to see my children as You see them, Lord.

4 comments:

robbieniccum said...

Kristin, I am so sorry
and you are right. News like that makes everything else fade away.
It doesn't help the people left behind here but I know that little guy is having the time of his life.
I so agree with your prayer whole heartedly! In Jesus Precious Name.

Ray, Brandi and Our Girls said...

I'm sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Jenny said...

Kristin, I am so sorry.
Praying for you and your family

3 wonderful gifts said...

I came upon this blog from Robbie's. I so understand what you are going through we lost our nephew almost a year ago well Feb 22 will be a year. It's so hard to understand why but we are not to understand only God knows the big picture we only see a microscopic piece of it. I will be praying for the childs family along with your family. Just take it one day at a time.