Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's Been One Year...


My brother passed away one year ago yesterday. This has been one of the hardest years of my life but by God's wonderful Grace we have been able to move forward. We have awesome memories to cherish but still I miss him so much. My brother John left such a large print on our hearts, everyone who knew him still celebrates the fact that he touched their life. I spent the day yesterday with my sister-in-law and thankfully it was a wonderful day of reflection, joy, laughs, and tears but most of all peace in our hearts. The family has grown closer, our circle of influence had grown wider and our faith has been strengthened. GOD IS GRACIOUS and John will always be remembered. I also thank each of you who has kept my family and me in your prayers throughout this year.

10 comments:

Victoria said...

Hey Lady,

I'm sorry for the loss of your brother but I'm happy you have so many fond memories of him. I lossed my father last year and I too experienced only the grace that God can give. I don't think there's anything that can hurt worst then death but the knowledge of seeing your loved one again is comforting. For as the Word says (for those who know him), to be absent from the Body is to be present with the Lord. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers:)

alethia said...

Omega, folks who made a difference and had a great impact on our lives never ever leave us. As time goes on you will realize that he is still here, not in a physical sense but in the most important place- your memories and your heart.

Faye Lewis said...

My heart goes out to you.

Elaray said...

God always, always, always brings us through the hardest times. Your post is a reminder for me to include my Online Sewing Buddies in my prayers.

Alethia said...

Omega, I truly understand, I lost my father one year ago, the 8th of this month. My stepfather passed in April of last year....But,God, is a God of comfort and peace. I rely on Him whole-heartedly.

Trudy Callan said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the nice comment you left regarding my photo shoot with the skirt I made.

http://sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-shoot-of-retro-skirt.html

PS I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I know that it has been a very difficult year. I pray that God continues to be with you.

SoSewLost said...

I will pray for your continued strength in the Lord. Those who know the Lord can find rest in the middle of a storm. Dawn

DawnSSL said...

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Omega said...

Thank you all for your continued prayers. It has been a difficult year but God's Grace has been there all the way and for that I am thankful. Your support and care means so much.

Dei said...

Yes, Victoria's wisdom sums it best, "...to be absent from the Body is to be present with the Lord." I just lost our father-in-law this past April and he moved in with us as we were blessed enough to provide his care and be there when he transitioned. It seems odd not to have him in the house, but have found peace knowing he's in excellent eternal care.

Embrace the joy your brother imparted which it seems you do every day. Always in my prayers.

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