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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

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Matthew's Birthday - 24 weeks gone

"I Can Only Imagine" by MercyMe was one of Matthew's favorite songs, which is where we got some of the wording for his gravestone. He wanted a new Bible for Christmas, which he had bought and had engraved for him. Instead it was buried with him. He wore two rings - one with the Christian Fish symbol and one with the Cross symbol.

He no longer imagines - but we do. Is he off his knees yet? We can only imagine.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

"I can only imagine what it will be like, when I walk by Your side...
I can only imagine, what my eyes will see, when Your Face is before me!
I can only imagine. I can only imagine.

Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine! I can only imagine!

I can only imagine, when that day comes, when I find myself standing in the Son!
I can only imagine, when all I will do, is forever, forever worship You!
I can only imagine! I can only imagine!

Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?

Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!

Surrounded by Your Glory, what will my heart feel?

Will I dance for you, Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'? Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!

I can only imagine! Yeah! I can only imagine!! Only imagine!!!
I can only imagine.

I can only imagine, when all I do is forever, forever worship You!
I can only imagine."

Copyright: ©1999 MercyMe

3 Comments:

Blogger Julie in NC said...

Loni,
I have prayed for your family today. The grave stone is so nice.
My mother had a brother die when he was sixteen...she was seven. Like Matthew he (James) loved Jesus more than anything! He broke his leg and the cast was put on to tight and after it was removed he was playing football on the church grounds before church and fell dead because of a blood clot. My Mom is now sixty and still adores him. My aunt had just turned 3 at the time has very faint thoughts of him but loves him so much. I am sure you children will always adore your sweet son. Again I am so sorry about about Matthew.

Blessings, Julie

5/28/2005 11:59 AM  
Blogger Luke's Mom said...

Hi Loni,

Just wanted to let you know that I'm sitting here in tears for you and your family. I can not even begin to imagine the pain and anguish you've felt these last few days. I continue to pray for your family to feel God's presence in a special way.

I thought this scripture might help you a bit as it did me when I read it yesterday. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 I was talking to my mom recently about Hope and wondering how we can get more hope and God is so good to give me this scripture to remind me that our only hope comes from Him and Him alone.

How are things going for you as far as a job for Norm, the remodeling project and homeschooling, when well your summer vacation begin? Have a blessed day.

Love in Christ,
Sue

5/29/2005 6:37 PM  
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