Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Washed in the Blood, Saved by His Grace

Overwhelmed--I feel like I've been repeating myself when I say I have been overwhelmed the last 3 weeks, but seriously, it's an understatement. I love talking to each and everyone of you. It has truly blessed my heart. Seriously--you all are amazing. Your encouraging words have meant so much to me. All of your cards and notes you have sent and those you have included with yarn are all together in a box--your kindness is so inspiring.

Inspired--that is a good word for how I feel. Each and everyone of you that have taken the time to message, email, call, send a card, send yarn, come by, and share Barrett's story have been an inspiration to me. Those of you who continue to read the words of a crazy lady--thank you so much--I'm in awe that you take the time out of your day to do that.

Small--that's another word for how I feel. I feel like such a small part of a big world. After losing count of how many people I had talked to and from how many countries, it really gives you some perspective on how big the world is. As many people as I have talked to, it's not even a dent. Want some real perspective? Think of how many people there are in this world and how many of them are longing for hope--hope that we only have in Jesus.

Blanket #6 in Progress
Encouraged--I have always heard that words can build you up or tear you down. That is such a true statement. There have been moments where I wanted to just give in and retreat into myself, and God would send just the right person with just the right message my way. Your words the last 3 weeks have been so kind and uplifting. I am so thankful for my family in Christ.I appreciate your words so much. One thing I ask though, is please remember that I have done nothing. It is all God, and all the glory goes to Him. So when you share or tell people about my son, I ask that you tell them what God has done and not what I have done--because it is All Him.

As much as God has done these past 3 weeks, I know this is only the beginning of more to come. Yes, I have something else up my sleeve. I'm going to leave you wondering about that one for a little longer, but until then I ask that you pray over this new adventure God is taking us on as we remember Barrett. God is opening up yet another ministry for us and we are incredibly excited about it. I promise I will share when I can, but until then please keep it in your prayers. It will only succeed if God is in it.


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