I have many lunches with ladies that have lost children over the years, but today was a special one. It actually took me by surprise. You see, I usually am the one that is being strong and trying to explain to most that God didn’t do this to punish them. That God isn’t mean and that he cries when we cry. Not today!!!
You see, this mom is a Christian!!! I can’t tell you how good that makes me feel. I even think she is stronger than I am.
Now, I’m not complaining about leading others to Christ, nor about others I have helped or spoken too. It was just nice to speak to someone that Believes what I Believe.
Here is the Kicker…. Get ready for the goose pimples!!!!!
She starts by telling me that she was in the ER that night that Kelsey was brought in. She tells me how she saw them bring her in and how everyone was running around trying to save her. Even the x-ray tech that night was upset. She tells me she remembers all the people that were there, the kids, and after Kelsey had passed, how some stayed. At that time she immediately started praying for our family and for Kelsey. (What a gift for us).
A few years later she was at the Christian concert where I sold my book. She purchased a book and tried to get to talk to me but there was so much going on she didn’t get the chance. God had put it on her heart to talk to me.
So the years pass and sadly, she too looses a child. She tells me that one of her other children was reading my book and had it marked at a scripture she was trying to memorize. That book was with the child that passed when the child passed away You may think this a stretch, but I Believe she was placed there when my Kelsey passed (by God) and I with her child, through the book was there when her child passed.
As we sat and talked the time went flying by. I enjoyed being with her and she with me.
I come home and it is put on my heart to blog about today. I asked her if it was ok, and she said yes. I then asked her if she had a favorite scripture. Her reply…..
“I can do all things through Christ who give me strength.”
Those of you who know me, know that I about flipped out. You see, that was Kelsey’s favorite. I just blogged about it a few weeks ago. I have it tattooed on my arm. :-)
So the moral of this story…..
You have heard me say that God has our life planned out for us. He knows how many hairs we have on our head. He KNOWS everything.
He (God), had it in his plan (7 years ago), that this women and I would connect. That we would come from not knowing each other to becoming friends. He placed her in the ER the night Kelsey passed for a reason. We believe that reason was to bring us together. I am excited to continue our journey together. I believe that we will be able to help each other spiritually, and humanely. You see, we are still human. As mammas we still grieve for our children and say, “They Should Be Here”, but spiritually we know that our children are with God. The are safe in Heaven (HOME).
Everyone, I can NOT express how important it is that you come to know Jesus. That you believe in Him and have a relationship with him. If this story doesn’t show you how God works in your life, I don’t know what to say other than I will keep trying and pray for you.
I pray that you come to know Him. I pray that you have that relationship with Him.