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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, April 26, 2005

"I WISH YOU ENOUGH" - Story

You may have read this already, as I've read it several times in forwarded e-mails, but brought on a little different meaning as I read it today . . .

I Wish You Enough

Recently at an airport, I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. They had announced her departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, "I love you, I wish you enough."

She in turn said, "Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed, I wish you enough too, Daddy." They kissed and she left.

He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there, I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?"

"Yes, I have," I replied, "forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?" I asked.

"I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is, the next trip back would be for my funeral," he said.

"When you were saying good-bye I heard you say, 'I wish you enough', may I ask what that means?"

He began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled ever more. "When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them," he continued and then turning toward me he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye."

Tears filled his eyes and he walked away.

And so,
I wish you enough.
(author unknown)

(but without God we don't have enough, or have eternal secturity)

2 Comments:

Blogger Teena said...

Thank you, Loni.Thinking of you tonight... as I can not sleep. Praying for you and your family.

blessings,
Teena
mom to 1/2 dozen

4/28/2005 1:43 AM  
Blogger Threefold Cord said...

Good Morning, Loni. Thank you for sharing from your grieving heart. You have such a beautiful testimony...and although I know it must be hard to share some of the things you share I know you are helping people.

I pray for you and your family every time the Lord brings you to mind...and I cannot even imagine your joy someday when you are reunited with your sweet children forever.

In Him, Holly

4/28/2005 8:24 AM  

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