Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January

This January will mark six years that our precious Mimi was ushered into her 'forever' home with her Jesus.  It will also mark six years that our dear son, Zachary, was brought home to join his 'forever' family.

Two vastly different events.  Each one representing a range of emotions.

Sadness

Brokenness

Hopelessness.

Devastated emotions that gave way to-

Elation

Happiness

Wonder.

And the faithfulness of our God.  The perfectness of His timing.  It's all there in the tapestry He's weaving that is my life.  I just had to look up and fix my gaze on the one who is the giver, as well as the taker, of life.  He took one life from us, but blessed us with a new one in return.  One that would make the sun shine just a little brighter that long, cold winter.

Our son.  OUR SON.  Just the words are enough to cause the emotions to rise back up...and again I fix my eyes upon Him who gave us the miracle of life.

'The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;  May the name of the LORD be praised.'  Job 1:21



6 comments:

Kelli said...

Wow! "The giver and the taker of life." What beautiful pictures and words!

Jenifer said...

Happy birthday to your son!

Losing a loved one is devastating. But we can praise God for the time we had with them. Beautiful post.

Chasity said...

Beautiful, both your story and our Creator. Worthy is He of praise!

Heidi said...

Wonderful Allison,and what a beautiful tapestry He is weaving in your life! You're son is adorable, that picture of him is awesome!

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

Lovely post Allison.

Isn't it amazing how God keeps us all in balance, even when we feel completely "off kilter"? If we keep our sights fixed on Him, only His Love and the truth can be seen.

Thank you for sharing this with us, and have a truly Blessed Day!

Debbie Dillon said...

Oh, you brought the tears on with this one! Beautiful post. Only God can sway the pendulum to such extremes.
God bless you in the weaving of your tapestry :)