Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tyler...looking Miami Vice lol...

sent to me from Tyler, this was his statement, "Just looking Miami Vice LOL"

Another day...

Today is another day, a day to live, to get through the heartache of losing my son Tyler. Our sweet wonderful guy who loved life, loved his family and loved a challenge. His life was cut short on February 16 of this year and it does not get easier to live with his loss, or to live with the loss of family life as we knew it.
We all handle our grief in our own way and everyone has something to grieve over these days. Some lost jobs, money and homes. Some lost loved ones. Some are in the process of losing their own lives, health and ability to enjoy life to cancer or some other illness. Some are grieving over their children making bad choices in life and suffering because of it. We grieve when our children walk away, too. Some people are grieving over lost love, a marriage gone wrong. There are many things to grieve over in this life and many was to get through the grieving process, but our only hope is in the life to come, the one where there will be no more tears! Thank You Lord for that promise! I am so tired of these tears and I am sure there are many others who will say the same. God help us, be with us today! Help us to live with broken hearts, with the changes in our families due to loss, with the pain and suffering, with the great losses of this life. Help us to keep looking up, our Savior is coming soon. Until then we live, we live for You!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Love and marriage.....

just a little something to share...

some people think loving someone keeps you committed to them for life... the reality is that being determined to be committed to someone for life keeps the love alive...

think about it..
our vows are a committment to God for our marriage to last, not to each other! Love is a choice, it is a choice for our relationship with one another and with our God, we choose to stay committed or quit every day of married life, it is choice, not emotional love that stands firm. Hard days come and go, we must stand together, or fall alone!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Corrie Ten Boom....


"In the hands of God, the object of one's greatest pain could become the source of one's greatest blessing"

Lord, Tyler never suffered from his brain tumor, he enjoyed his life, he accomplished something great in becoming a Navy SEAL, he had great friends, he did not loose his place on a team by knowing of his tumor, we, his parents never had to watch our precious son go through a horrible death, he did not suffer. This dear Lord is our blessing. Our pain continues...but You oh Lord have blessed and changed many lives through our son and for these things we are blessed.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

God sees me as I can be...

God doesn't see us as we are,
He sees us as we can be.
He doesn't leave us as we are,
but renews us with each new day.
It isn't what we are called,
it's what we are called to do.
We must remember that so we can become what God has already determined we can be!


It's what you're called to do.....

Isaiah 56:5 NIV "To them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off"

It's not what you're called, its what you're called to do!

Gideon..The Lord is with you, mighty warrior! Gideon's response was, I am the least in my family, the weakest one. How can I save my people? The Angel of the Lord saw what Gideon was called to do not what he saw himself as. Gideon stepped out in faith.

Peter...His name meant "shifty" That is not what Jesus saw in him. He saw the great potential within Peter. He changed his name to Cephas" , which meant, "rock". Jesus saw what Peter was called to do, to establish the church on this rock, stand firm.

These stories bring comfort to me as I think of the things I have been called in my life--the things I have believed about myself. I think of my shortcomings and my past, and I know that apart from God, I can do no good thing. My only hope is in the transformation God can and will work within me day by day. In my own strength, I will always be a least of these, shifty and of no account. But in God's hands, I can be a mighty warrior, a rock!!
God showed Tyler who he was called to be and He did mighty things in and through my Tyler. He was a mighty warrior and a rock! God can and will do great things in and through all of us if we will let him show us who we are called to be!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

song lyrics, Matthew West

To Tyler from Mom.....I miss you and I love you,,,,

Don't be mad if I cry
It just hurts so bad sometimes
'Cause everyday it's sinking in
And I have to say goodbye all over again

You know I bet it feels good
To have the weight of this world
Off Your shoulders now
I'm dreaming of the day
When I'm finally there with You

Save a place for me, save a place for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there soon
Save a place for me, save some grace for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there soon

I have asked the questions why
But I guess the answer's for another time
So instead I'll pray with every tear
And be thankful for the time I had You here

So You just save a place for me, save a place for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there soon
Save a place for me, save some grace for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there

I wanna live my life just like You did
And make the most of my time just like You did
And I wanna make my home up in the sky
Just like You did, oh, but until I get there
Until I get there

Just save a place for me, save a place for me
'Cause I will be there soon

Save a place for me, save a place for me
I'll be there soon, I'll be there soon

Don't be mad if I cry
It just hurts so bad