1. I have no words for how strong you are. God is powerfully working through you…My heart is aching for the terrible loss your family has experienced, but at the same time I am rejoicing at the comfort the Father has brought you-and that He has called you to share hope with others. You are an inspiration and a light. How rare it is for someone to go through such unshakable pain and still cling so tightly to all that is left: Jesus. You have blessed my heart greatly and I admire your strength. You are an amazing mama, wife, and daughter of the King.

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      Hannah, I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read! My strength truly comes from the Lord. He faithfully sustains me daily. Thank you for your encouraging words, Hannah!! ❤

  2. Thank you for allowing people to follow your journey. Somewhere in the back of our brains we know that following Christ is not a cake walk – but somehow we convince ourselves that everything will always be okay. God’s okay with things not being okay – but he promises to be there with us through it.

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      Yes!! If you asked me before the accident if I thought Christians are “untouchable”, I would given an emphatic, NO!
      And still, I was so shocked when this loss came upon us. I am so grateful that nothing suprises the Lord. He knows the number of our days.

  3. Isolation happens Inwardly. So true ! I find so much comfort reading your posts. You who lost your beloved son is penning words to help so many who lost their loved one.

    Anointed Sister , may you ever hide in the cleft of the ROCK and be led by HIS comforting hand

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      Thank you, Diana! The Lord is so kind to allow such an outlet. I praise Him, only He can bring such beauty out of ashes!

  4. Missy, firstly, thank you so much for sharing this. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into the sacred place…that place of loss that is so vulnerable. Secondly, I can relate in my own way. When I got “the news”, I went into a fierce state of shock…I felt like I was falling in many different directions, and my world stopped, even though everyone around kept going. I started my (original) blog a year and half after my only sibling’s murder and in the midst of a separation. It was my place of pouring out. Thank you, I think people need to be able to receive comfort and to know they are not alone! Blessings to you all…

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      Oh Dewi, I am so very sorry for your loss. 🙁 There aren’t many “good” words to say for such a thing, I am just so very sorry.

  5. This got me! I have not experienced the loss of a child, but the fear of losing one can sometimes become crippling. I remember a lady at church talking about surrendering our children to the Lord and your beauty and grace in this season is so fresh and transparent. I pray that
    Your family will be blessed and that joy will come in the morning. 💕

  6. What a beautiful testimony of God and His faithfulness…. many prayers for you sweet one…. May the LORD be ever by your side.

  7. This is beautiful and heartbreaking. I found myself crying reading your story. I have 4 siblings, all brothers and my oldest one died at 17, when I was 10. This line in your post pulled me back in time; “There’s an unfamiliar dynamic at work in our family. Our firstborn, the trailblazer of the Linkletter five, is gone. My children lost their big brother and their best friend.” These words describe the exact feeling that was in our home all those long years ago…
    Thank you for writing and sharing your heart and your grief- you are giving a gift far beyond what you know with your words. I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious son…

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      Oh Susan, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you. Thank you for your encouragement. The Lord is so faithful to shine His beauty in the midst of our devastation.

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