First, I want to say ThankYou!!…for Your Prayers and Condolences.
We are Still Moving Forward with My Brothers Funeral/Memorial Arangements.
Losing my Brother has certainly been different than losing my Dad 14 years ago. I didn’t realize how much of my own identity was wrapped up in being Tony’s ‘little sister.’ I think I lost a little bit of Myself…in loosing him.
Don’t get me wrong…I know that My identity in Christ has not changed…I am still going to heaven- but ONLY- because Jesus died for Me, and for My brother…saving Our sin-sick Souls.
But yet, a part of my childhood…not my ‘his-story,’ but my ‘her-story’ and…Tony’s and My ‘We-Story,’ from this life has passed on to the next.
I will have to wait until I see Tony again, in heaven, to laugh with him and share another…Remember when ‘WE……Story.’
Although our ‘WE…Stories’ remain alive, in my heart…the other participant…the other half of my ‘WE’ Story is gone…and because nobody else was there with Us…in that moment…Nobody else knows our ‘We…Story.’
It’s so amazing how We can spend so much of Our lives ‘mad’ at Somebody…for whatever reason…Remembering everything that He/She did to Offend Us. We get in agreement with satan and find ourselves open to any and all of his reasonings, theories, and justifications for continuing that feud…and for adding fuel to that fire!! And yet when they have passed on…It seems that We can only remember those sweet ‘We…stories.’
GOD is AWESOME!!
Look at how He begins to fill Our cold, hardened hearts and that space left empty, by the One who has passed on…with the sweet memories that We once shared with Our Loved Ones, as HE…God begins to negate all of those sad, cold, and painful Years…lost in Bitterness…With His Glorious Grace and His Marvelous Mercies!!
Our God is So Amazing!!
-And the [threshing] floors shall be full of grain and the vats shall overflow with juice [of the grape] and oil. And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten–the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you.-
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