Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I woke up wide awake a few hours mind swirling with a list of things that need to be accomplished...that most likely should of been accomplished weeks ago. My mind then turned to different family members...things that are going on in their lives, thing of concern, things of great joy...and slowly as thoughts progress to another level they turn into prayers, cries to the Lord who knows every thought before I have them...and yet He still turns an ear to hear me when I articulate them all over again. How thankful I am that we have a listening God.

June 26th was and is a life changing day for our family. 14 years ago my cousin Mandy was on her way to church on a Sunday morning when she was hit by a drunk driver and went home to be with the Lord. She was wonderful, beautiful, funny, and a complete joy to her family, immediate and extended. Words fail to describe a life so well lived...14 earthly years later, she still is a part of my daily thoughts...influencing the way I live, influencing the way I parent, influencing who I am. I sure miss her.


Kendra said...

I remember that event, even though I had never met her - I knew you and I think I was in St. Louis on in internship if I have my dates right. Life changes in an instant and impacts hundreds for the rest of their lives, huh? See you soon, and love you very much (and I mean it, too!)

Lyndsey said...

I spent a good deal of time yesterday trying to figure out how to write that post, and couldn't find the right words. Am thankful to read yours. Love you!