–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.-
Pictured above, is a photo of my brother Tony, and Yours truly.
Tony had just graduated from basic training and our entire family drove up to Chicago to celebrate and support him.
It was another great day to add to our ‘We-stories.’
What is a ‘We- story?’
Well, I tend to create words sometimes, if you haven’t caught on to that yet!!😂
Let me try to break it down…
Well, first of all, it’s a plural ‘made-up’ word…not like your singular ‘His-story’ or ‘Her-story.’
And Tony and I had tons of we-stories, because he and I were really close, as kids!! We weren’t allowed to play with the neighbors’ kids, so We were each other’s playmate.
We played, fought, and made-up and played and fought…and so on…It was great💕
So, when the Lord showed me that Tony and I had those precious ‘we-stories,’ together, from our childhood…and that they could never be taken away, because they would forever remain in my heart…I decided to share it…
Hopefully this story will help someone who is mourning or grieving, due to the separation from, and the difficult loss of their loved-one.
Here is another ‘oldie’ about Tony, and myself…from March 2015.
First, I want to say ThankYou!!…for Your Prayers and Condolences.
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.
I will just have to wait until I see my brother, and childhood friend again…in heaven, in order to laugh with him and discuss another…
Hey! Do you Remember when ‘WE……Story.’
Our ‘WE…Stories’ remain alive, in my heart…but the other participant…the other half of my ‘WE’ Story is gone…and because nobody else was there…together with Us…in that moment…No other person in this world, will ever be personally acquainted with our ‘We…Stories.’
Wow!! Tony and I lost so much time, walking in unforgiveness‼️
How is it that we can spend so much of Our lives ‘mad’ at Somebody…for whatever reason…
Remembering everything that He/She did to Offend Us.
We willingly, get into 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 that person has passed on…Suddenly, it’s the sweet ‘We…stories’ that fuel us…and bring us peace, as we begin to move forward in life, without them.
I can only praise God, because He begins to soften Our cold, hardened hearts…
And He begins to fill that space left vacant, by the One who has passed on…
With the sweet memories that We once shared with Our Loved Ones.
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!!
Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!!
God Loves You and So Do I!!
Don’t forget to Be a Blessing…
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