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

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Going to our first Funeral Visitation - a child's

Today we went to the first funeral visitation since Matthew's death (a few we have already avoided, since they were at the same funeral home), and this one was also for a child - a 13 year old girl. My husband worked with the father for many years and share the same faith.

If you live in the area you may have heard or read in the news of this young girl, Faith, who was rollerblading with her family and collapsed as they were getting into their van. She died later at the hospital of a rare, undetected heart birth defect. We visited the family today, and know the fog they are in, when everything seems to be a cloud around, and you just go on with the motions as though someone is leading you along. So much is a blur, and is forgotten. We were thankful to be able to "weep with those that weep" and try to encourage them.

As so many check back to pray for us, please pray for Mark & Linda Taber and the 2 siblings and extended family.

Also, our "baby" Bethany (almost 2) has been running a fever, spiking sometimes to 104 for the last 24 hours. You'd think after "all those kids" it would not un-nerve me, but I hate it, and keep checking her temp and breathing. Prayfully, it's just a virus, and she will be over it soon. But it makes for long nights, and a clingy child during the day.


Blogger Spunky said...

Lori, My heart and my prayers go out to you. May God give you the peace and the grace to walk through this time.

In Christ

4/18/2005 6:56 AM  

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