Thursday, October 2, 2008

Who Knew???

Who knew 365 days ago that TUESDAY would be a harder day then today?
Who knew 365 days ago that I would have a peace TODAY that I can not explain?
Who knew 365 days ago that LARSON would not be in my home but his heavenly home?
Who knew 365 days ago that we would be walking this story?
Who knew 365 days ago how many tears I would shed?
Who knew 365 days ago that I would have a marker at a cemetery?
Who knew 365 days ago what each day would look like?
Who knew 365 days ago that so many would be praying for my family?
Who knew 365 days ago who would walk this journey with us?
Who knew 365 days ago just where Larsons story would go?
Who knew my story before I did?

God knew. God knew 365 days ago. God knew before time my story...His story. My faithful Father in Heaven knew all of this. My God who knew that He would have to sacrifice His one and ONLY Son. My God who put His Son, who had no sin, on the cross to pay for sin. He is the same today as He was Yesterday. And He will be the same tomorrow.

Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For you are WITH me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

My friend Aimee said it so well in her own blog. The signnificance of this date(October 2nd) is big because its the day we lost Larson. Without a brain, without an amazing miracle we knew what we were headed for. We lost our dream, we lost our plan, we lost our son...but we have not lost hope. We did have 17 more weeks with him but the weight was great. I can only say that IT IS Gods grace that has us where we are today...Still Believing!

I can say today...with confidence and through tears and sorrow and joy...I STILL BELIEVE!
Jeremy Camp wrote this song following the death of his wife of less then a year. She died of cancer in her early 20's. They knew before they got married that her cancer was back, he loved her well...he loved her to the end...AND he can stil say he believes in the same God he believed in before this heartache. I love the words!


Laura said...

Proud of you made it through 365 long days..all with hope in your heart and eternity on your mind.

boltefamily said...

What a beautiful post and testimony Corie! You are such a blessing!

Love and Prayers,

Kirsten said...

You are amazing! God bless you and your family this month. I pray that you will continue to feel God's presence, strength and comfort. You are in my prayers each day. Lots of hugs and support.


Stacy said...

Your words are beautiful. I know the pain runs deep, but the light of God's Truth and the hope you have in Him shines through each and every word you wrote. God has woven an amazing testimony through the tapestry of your life.

"But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake, you are blessed....but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear..." 1 Peter 3:14,15

You are living God's words out. May He shower you with His blessings, His peace and His strength.

I'll be praying for you.

In Christ's love,Stacy

Aimee said...

What a testimony! God has been good to us. Praying that this season will be filled with peace in our hearts. ITs tough, believe me, I know.