One year ago…

Welcome to my brand new blog!  I am grateful to have you on this journey with me!  My hope is that you will find some hope and encouragement during your time here.

This blog is dedicated to my precious Mom.  One year ago today, she went home to be with her Lord and Savior. Although I miss her terribly, I know she is in heaven and living even more fully than she ever did here. This hope gives me great comfort, even in the midst of my sorrow.

Throughout our journey and my Mom’s courageous battle with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer, we started a Caring Bridge account because there were so many who wanted to join us on her journey.  Writing became a lifeline for me and for others…a beautiful way to join together as one to love and pray for her.    Writing became like therapy for me as we were going through such a difficult season.  God blessed and encouraged our whole family in a writing space where we shared our hurts, our hopes, God’s gifts and our prayers.

There have been several along this journey who have encouraged me to keep writing. My precious Mom was the first one in my life to encourage me as a writer. She often told me I had a gift for writing. I believe she also had this gift.   So, in memory of my precious Mom, I have decided to start a blog in her honor.

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I am just getting started so this is definitely a little out of my “comfort zone.”   My hope and prayer is that you will find a safe place here, a place where you will leave feeling loved and encouraged.  This life is not easy, but God is with us every step of the way and He is our greatest Comforter and Help, through any storm.

I will write more soon to explain the great meaning of ANCHORS to our family and how God strengthened and held us through this storm.

Until I post again,

“May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; May He turn His face toward you and give you peace.” ~Numbers 6:24-26

 

3 thoughts on “One year ago…

  1. Dearest Amy, After you responded and followed my blog, I wanted to come back and get to know you a bit more. I don’t often do this and yet God drew me in and over here. I am so grateful He did. I feel blessed to know that you have dedicated this blog to your mother. She looks sweet. What peace there is in knowing she is in Heaven. I hold that with my mother as well. Mama died in January, 2013, after 15 years of her in my care, I blogged about many things but included caregiving. I ended up with a series on caregiving. My precious father died of Pancreatic cancer at age 46. They discovered it less than six months prior. So I lost him at my age of 12. Mama raised three girls without Daddy. At the time of his death, we were 12, 10 and 7 so she had a handful with the 1960s right around the corner. (I am 70 now.) Mama died of cancer but she had dementia for those 15 years and also diabetes for many more. So seeing your dedication made me think about her and my father as I still miss them both. I love it that your Mom encouraged you to write. To continue on, Amy, at whatever pace God wants for you. I cheer you on and glad I had you as a neighbor at a link-up today.
    Sister in Christ, ~ linda

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    • Dearest Linda, I am so sorry for your losses. Your post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for your sweet encouragement. How blessed we are to have been given such loving parents…how deeply it hurts when they are gone. Knowing we will see them again brings great joy but it does not replace the place they held in our lives and hearts. “With great love comes great loss.” But, I would never trade that for the world. Don’t think we ever get over a loss that deep. But, with God’s help and love, we do get through it and every day is one day closer to Him and to them. Alleluia for that wonderful reunion day! Thank you again for your thoughtful and encouraging words. Blessings to you this holiday season!

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