This is my faith story ... God's comfort, peace and strength through my most difficult trial - the day my son passed away and went to be an angel in heaven with his heavenly Father.
On October 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm, my whole life turned upside down. Our youngest son, Mike "Mikey Emil", died at the age of 23 years old. While a piece of my heart is now in heaven, I have decided to share my faith story with you. As this story progresses, I will try to share little insights into my grieving process. I am hoping that by telling my story, it will help me along this path that God has chosen for me and also maybe help someone else who is struggling with a loss.
My first post regarding the lost of my son was written and posted on my personal facebook page, October 6, 2011.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 * Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23 ♥ When we mourn, God is there to comfort us. It does not mean we won’t have bad things happen, but it means He will get us through by watching over us and caring for us in ways we don’t even recognize. This is hope to me, and when you hit bottom, you have to have something to hope for. Knowing God’s love is steadfast and unchanging will carry us through many hard times today and in the future. Lord, please comfort my family, my husband, my other children and their families, and also Kaitie, Kacie, Maxx, Katie and Lily and all the other extended family members. We know these days ahead are tough but with Your love, comfort and guidance, we will get through this. Lord, when we see just one set of footprints, we know that You are carrying us. Lord that is my prayer today - just wrap Your loving arms around us, comfort us and carry us. We know, in our hearts, that Mike is with You and that You will care for him and love him as a parent does and we thank you for that peace of mind. In Jesus name, Amen! ♥