Thursday, February 12, 2009

He holds us tight

The funeral festivities are over.

I'd like to sleep for a week.

What I'd like to do more is take H away for a week and just protect him. Hide him from the pain and hurt that has flown around this town in the past 4 days.

There are times when I don't honor H for all that he is, for all that he does. Heck, there are times when I don't even recognize what he does for us.

Not this week. He's been in the spotlight too often for me not to recognize how amazing he truly is.

He looked at the face of evil and smiled kindly.

He hasn't screamed one time.

He's been patient and kind.

The Lord has given H grace that is not his own. The Lord has held H tightly and given him the strength he needed to deal with all that has happened since Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

There is nothing sadder to watch than children grieving the loss of their father and dealing with family drama at the same time.

Thank you, Lord, for holding H so tight this week.


Kyla said...

I'm glad there has been peace and comfort. I hope there is much more of it in the days to come.

Arizaphale said...

Knowing all about family drama, I can only give thanks that H has been held in grace to cope with all the rubbish that family interactions can entail. Especially when family are stressed.
May God continue to bless you all and may you feel his presence as you mourn and adjust.

Christina said...

hugs to you all as you get through this toughest of weeks. I'm glad you've found peace and comfort.

Maggie said...

My thoughts are with all of you, especially H.