Another life-changing weekend.............

For I cried out to him for help, praising him as I spoke.

~ Psalm 66:17, NLT

I have so much to share about the retreat that Tim and I attended, but for tonight I will just share the verse above. The truth of this verse is what I saw this weekend: A group of aching, hurting parents who were praising God as they cried out to Him for help.

It was beautiful, sad, heart-wrenching, healing, and so much more all wrapped into one weekend.

I think the biggest thing I took away from the weekend was the reality of how many amazing kids Nick is with in Heaven. Pictures of all of our children were placed on easels throughout the lodge living room. Stories were told about all of the kids. I was just overwhelmed with joy to think that Nick is in such great company!

Coming home to the reality of Nick's absence is never easy.

This time was no different.

But, I am thankful for the affirmation of Nick's present glory that I received this weekend. He is missing nothing here--that is for sure.

And would you believe that when we arrived there were only two rooms left in the lodge......

Room 7


Room 11

That's right!


Tim and I couldn't believe it!

I'll tell you more tomorrow! I found out I'm subbing the next two days, so I need to get some things done around the house!

I love you all so much!

Thanks for every prayer while we were away!

Praying that each of you will continue to choose to praise Him even as you are crying out for help.....He is listening!


Blogger Beckypdj said...

I've come to this post several times today, each time wanting to comment but not knowing what I wanted to say.

I am glad it was a God experience. The help and support we as grieving parents and as Christians can give each other is invaluable. I know you were a blessing to them as they were to you.

I think about Heaven a lot and all the people already there. I know it is glorious, but of course we cannot really imagine what it is like. I like that you were introduced to some people that are Nick's friends now.

Hugs to you and your family.

Blogger S. Alkire - WV said...

I believe God gives us little things to remind us that our loved ones passed are still with us....the rooms, 7 and 11, was no coincidence. I bet Nick thought that was funny! lol

I like Becky have been rendered words...but to say I am touched by this little bit of your experience that you have shared and how our amazing God works! PRAISE THE LORD!

Love ya friend!

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