Wednesday, November 17, 2010
2010 Gratitude Challenge: Day 17 A GOOD Day for Remembering
Russell was born Nov 17, 1966, and I am his big sister. There were only two of us, and I can't say that we always got along. In fact, it was a sweet and sour relationship in many ways, but one thing I knew for certain was that he was MY little brother~even as the hulking 6'3" huge man he was~he was smart: had a masters degree in education; he was funny~oh my goodness! He was wild~he had a side to him that defied gravity LOL; and HE WAS my brother. I miss him. I love him. And one day~the HOPE I have is to see him again.
Right after he died, so unexpectedly, I went into appreciable shock. But as grief set in~there was fear and doubt (in the wake of funeral and pastor wife duties..go figure!)...but the realization that OUR HOPE is IN GOD~it's really ALL anyone who's lost someone has got~HOPE in the hereafter and HOPE in the future. I remember saying to myself and sometimes I will even say it today, "Hope thou in God..." and "Lord, help Thou, mine unbelief..." knowing that HE IS ALL HOPE~of a day to come when death and sorrow will be wiped away~all joy in Jesus will defeat this enemy and God will reign! But until that day, the day of the Lord when we shall be with Him forever, I am HERE~left to do God's will and walk worthy of the calling He's called me to do...it's my reality...so now ya know, HOW SisterT ticks a bit~and WHY I am grateful for my brother today~more than any, but always.
Have a very blessed day today...and remember to hug your brother...for me.
This is a very special meme of talking about our reasons for thanksGIVING each day this month~and you can join up OR just read~either way, you'll BE BLESSED...I know, I have! Go HERE!
This is another SHAMELESS plug~head over to my Carmex Skin Care GiveAway HERE ENDS 11/18 11:30 PM EST~whoot!