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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TESTS...

It's 4am Tuesday morning. I'm wide awake.

Like the small birdhouse I found in our backyard (in Indy) pictured above...life is so dark sometimes. It has large, dark, gaping, holes that can leave us so very lonely. So very devastated. Life can produce pain that is deafening. This weekend I heard nothing but silence. Silence and the whispers of the enemy trying to tempt my ear. Sad news from a best girlfriend. Tragic news regarding a dear family friend. Satan almost had me beat. Almost.

It is in moments like these when we are taught not to ask "Why" - so I won't. I refuse to question God. However, I told him that after the past couple of days...I was depleted of every ounce of strength I had. I'm relying on him completely to replenish it. Today is better. Exhausted but better. The weather is finally beginning to show signs of warming up here in Florida again which will allow us the chance to break out and about in the sunshine. Yes, it has been cold. Not cold enough for snow here in Naples but way too cold for Floridians. The outdoors is always a positive thing-I'm looking forward to hitting the beach again. Praying that each of you have a great week and that you hug your loved ones when doing so. Life is just so very short. So very, very, short.

In him, Angie

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH Angie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friends daughter. Loss is so hard to understand, tho I think we have things happen in our lives to bring us closer to God. I'll never understand the losses, but I have trust & faith in my Father to always comfort me. I'll be praying for you and the family.
Hugs,
deb williams

1/12/2010 11:35 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

When the enemy tries to talk, just put your fingers in your ears and go "la la la la la"!! Or just plain tell him to hush! :D He's already been beaten and we've already won the battle! I was laughing at the cartoon on your previous post too.....funny!

1/12/2010 11:44 AM  
Blogger Keri Brown said...

Hang in there, sister!

1/12/2010 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't let this cold weather get to you. Take it from a southerner this is NOT the norm. I can't remember it ever being this cold for this long in my entire life!
I don't know what the deal is :)
Stacey

1/12/2010 2:56 PM  
Blogger Amanda Rooney said...

Hey Angie.

I appreciated your post today. I've a rough day myself. It's one of "those" days where I'm overwhelmed with emotion regarding my son (who is a special needs kiddo). Just when you think you're making progress...and then it seems like the floor is ripped up from beneath your feet.

It's only January, and yet the beginning of the new year has already taken a huge toll on our family. There's just some days when you wonder how much more you can handle. After some of the events you faced in '09 I'm sure you can relate.

Your post reminded me, yet again, not to question Him. Wishing I could remove the word, "Why" from the English vocabulary!!

Hang in there. One day He will put an end to suffering....

1/12/2010 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Angie! I'm so sorry to read those words! And K. was tooo young! Hopefully she's lighting up the heaven's with her beautiful smile! Hope next week is better for ya! Hugs-T

1/13/2010 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angie, if Job can make through all the things he went through and Jesus can make it through the things he went through and on and on. We can too! Good points are made here if you want to check them out http://rolc.cc/downloads/sermons/092709%20Where%20to%20go,%20what%20to%20do....pdf and http://rolc.cc/sermonzips/When%20its%20out%20of%20your%20hands/061409%20When%20it's%20out%20of%20your%20Hands%20its%20in%20His.pdf.

1/13/2010 10:28 AM  
OpenID anitamartin said...

Angie,

I don't know you, but through various means (I spent 4 years in Indy in the early 80s. I'm a blogger. I battle depression daily.)... I feel somehow connected to you and to all those who knew or had a connection (however small or large) with K.

You're all in my thoughts and prayers. {HUGS}

1/13/2010 12:59 PM  
OpenID anitamartin said...

Hi Angie,

I don't know you, but I feel a connection to you and K through various means (I'm a blogger. I lived in Indy for 4 years in the early 80s. I battle depression daily.)... and, I wanted to let you know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.

{HUGS}

1/13/2010 1:05 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

I too, refuse to question God.He need Karissa and my heart is broken. Karrisa was the first blogger I talked to when my 22 year old son took his life so I felt a closeness to her. Shock ,unexpected and unaware of the sadness their heart was enduring
May Karissa find peace ,a dear friend that I will miss
My condolences to her family

1/13/2010 9:35 PM  

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