Monday, April 30, 2012

Blessed Be Your Name

"The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; 
    may the name of the Lord be praised.”
Job 1:21

On this day, twelve years ago, my heart clenched in sorrow as I heard those words.

She's gone.

Suddenly sixty-nine didn't seem as old as it once had.  Just as suddenly, I was without my grandma.

I stood at her graveside, still naive to the loss I would feel throughout the years... how I miss her still.

Today, my heart skipped a beat as I read the words on my phone while standing in a checkout line.


Such delight!  Such excitement!  The joy of new life!

My brother Chris and his wife Karista had welcomed their firstborn, Kennedy Raine, and to say that I am ecstatic would be an understatement.

On this anniversary of sorrow, God once more showed His love of GIVING and we now have new reason to celebrate!  

Blessed be the name of the Lord! 

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