Location: MICHIGAN, United States

Thank you for stopping by. It's my hope you find glimpses of my Savior interwoven thru my writings. I am the wife to one husband for over 25 years, a blessed mama to a dozen children, yes each born from me ~ two of which see Jesus face to face & ten at home, all of us yearning to see Jesus someday. We have been home educating for over 18 years with . . . well, another 15 years to go (the youngest is 3, the oldest 23!) I have walked through rejection, to continually learning I am CALLED, LOVED and forever KEPT by God - never, ever to be rejected by Jesus! (Jude 1:1) I've walked through deep sorrow to find that joy does come again, though the night may be long; I've witnessed God orchestrating miracles with my children still beyond my comprehension, & I am seeing new love forming as we begin a new road of older children finding life mates. My life has and is a journey, from the deepest, almost rock bottom pit, to stumbling through my faith and looking towards the ultimate climax of everlasting life in heaven. Will you be joining me here and there? ~ Loni

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Pipes, cars & tears . . .

Just a quick note tonight, as it is after midnight. It's been a long day. We've had some real cold nights - below zero and last night one of our water pipes froze and burst. Thankfully we found out before we had too much water in the basement and Norm was able to fix it. And thankfully, it was more a hassle to fix, than a major expensive job to fix (except for a day off from work).

Today Stephen went back to his auto class - the first time since the accident. We were all quite disappointed that Matthew's car that he had taken in almost a month ago, still has problems, and may need a new "computer". So, we went from three cars, down to one, and are trying to make things work! For at least this week we have an extra vehicle that some friends lent us, but we are hoping and praying something works with Matthew's car soon - getting fixed and/or another vehicle.

I think with things somewhat "settling down" since the accident, Matthew's death has been bothering the children more again. Jayson (15) really broke down tonight. He is just hurting so much. He was telling us how he looked up to him so much and just cannot understand why Matthew did such a thing and is so disappointed in him. We related the story of David and Bathsheba to him - and despite David's sexual sins, later God still called him a "man after God's own heart". Jayson said it is just so hard to remember the good times when Matthew really did something so foolish. Being praying for ALL of us - because we all struggle in some ways with this. Jayson really struggles as I do with the nights and we agreed to really try praying more during the nights when we cannot sleep.

Thank you for your continued prayers. ~~Loni


Blogger Luke's Mom said...

Hi Loni,

I just wanted to let you know that the Lord is still bringing each of your family members to my memory each day to keep you in prayer. I continue to pray for sweet sleep for you and Norm and will add Jayson to that list. I will also be praying that God will continue to heal your hearts, it will be a slow journey, but I know that God is faithful and He loves you more than you can imagine. I pray that you will be able to feel the loving touch of the Father this night as you lay in your bed.

Love in Christ,
Sue Searles

1/25/2005 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, the ache I have for you and your family...I know the Lord is wrapping his arms around all of you and he will see you through this...As a mother and ER nurse I can't tell you how important it is that you are sharing Matthew's story, our children are so precious but reach an age where they also do not think anything will ever happen to them, that they are invincible. I see in my job almost on a daily basis what poor choices can lead to and the heartache it family's love and prayers go out to you... May you find a smile today...

2/01/2005 11:06 AM  

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