By definition, God is good and God is love. Therefore, everything He does is good. I trust Him on that basis. I do not trust that He will do what I want or that He will spare me pain. I trust HIM because He is wise and He loves me. I do not trust in…… Continue reading Who Do You Trust?
“As death overcomes the body and the believer passes into life eternal, in the last moments of grace, is the still small voice of the Lord the last and clearest thing a child of God hears on earth?” Click here to read the entire post. Save
Why? We want to know…why? Yes, there is sin in the world, and death and suffering, and so it will be until Jesus comes back. But why me? we ask. Why my child? The answer to that question is far too complex for us to understand. I do not think, in any loss, the answer…… Continue reading Why?
Hans didn’t “leave home” until the evening he went to his Heavenly home… Click here to read the entire post. Save
Originally published September 28, 2016 This summer, our first without Hans, has been like no other. In addition to Hans being gone, the rest of the family have been away from home for much of the summer work season. And it is very quiet. One of the first things that struck me after Hans went…… Continue reading Revised Post: Racket
“What if all this stuff about Heaven and Hell is true? What if I have no reason to believe my child knew anything about Jesus. What if I failed to tell my child the most important thing in all the world? What if my child is now eternally lost? How can I ever live…… Continue reading Not Sure: What if My Departed Child is Lost?
Experiencing the wrenching pain of child loss has helped me to recognize more fully that most grieving people have an intense need for hope, for assurance that they will someday be reunited with their loved ones. Assurance and hope based on facts leads to peace and can take the edge off grief when it threatens…… Continue reading Revised Post: Sure
The Key of Death is in the Savior’s Hands! (James Buchanan, “The Key of Death!” 1837) “And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was…… Continue reading The Key of Death
Joined in God – Streams in the Desert 8/19 “As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” 2 Cor. 6:10 When Sorrow sang, her notes were like the low sweet call of the nightingale, and in her eyes was the unexpectant gaze of one who has ceased to look for coming gladness. She could weep in tender sympathy…… Continue reading Joy and Sorrow United
Originally published October 15, 2016 In these past nine months since Hans drove to the highway, I have dreamed of him only once. I had this dream shortly after he left us and it was very brief. In my dream, Sunday worship had just concluded and Hans was standing with a group of men outside…… Continue reading New Friends
Initially, the pain of child loss is so severe, that it is easy to wonder if it is survivable. Many women say they know, if it happened to them, they could not survive it. I want to tell them: Yes, you can. If I can, you can. We just have to. But here is…… Continue reading Survival is the Starting Point
Original post published October 10, 2016 It is over seven months now since Hans left us for Heaven, yet I still get these illogical, unrealistic, untrue thoughts/longings/compulsions to find him. For instance: It’s such a beautiful breezy day; it’s hot and the birds are singing. I stand in the yard looking around and I think:…… Continue reading Revised Post: Compelled