Sunday, December 6, 2009

'JUST FOR ME' TIME

oooh boy....i've been very delinquent here haven't i? why don't i just MAKE the time for me and sit down to type? i love it when i do it....so why don't i do it more often? so it's nights like these - when everyone is all tucked into bed (including my dear man! :)) when i allow myself the time to sit and think....sometimes that gets me into some BIG trouble....and other times - it's just a very nice quiet peaceful time.

thanksgiving went well...over at mom and dad's in allendale then onto my brother's family's house that night. i'm so glad that they don't mind talking about seth. i've always loved talking about him. i do realize though how awkward some people feel....maybe that's what a part of starlight ministries is suppose to do - educate people about what grieving children and families need. one of those needs is to talk about the loved one who died....say their name.....bring them up in conversations.....tell us the memories they have of them....help us to keep them alive. i'm not sure....it's just another one of my thoughts.

last week we had our first prayer walk for starlight. what a night! i was incredibly nervous/excited about the night....and it was all i could have dreamt for.
we had 3 groups of people praying in each of the rooms that we'll be using at church. praying for the children, their families, the facilitators, the volunteers, greg and i....it was amazing to see this ministry be 'baptized' as greg put it. i'm so anxious to start in january! i can't even imagine the emotions that will be going through me that first night....all i know is that i want it everything that God wants it to be....that's my biggest prayer.

9 comments:

Kristin said...

So true! I love when people talk about Ryan. I am glad that you have a supportive family who will talk about Seth with you!

Yay for Starlight Ministry! It is great to hear how God is at work!

Kandy said...

thank you for sharing these thoughts, often times I hesitate talking about peoples loved ones for fear I will make them sad (as if they aren't sad already). Thank you!

seeking him... said...

To your first question... yes! :)
I love it when you post! You have been most delinquent:)
It is unbelievable that in one months time Starlight will be rolling! There was a time it seemed so far off... just a dream and now... a near reality! Wow!
I know God will be brought glory & honor through this ministry because you are caring for the poor, the broken, the widows & the orphans! You are caring for what He cares about. That honors Him.
So proud of you my friend!

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