This is a picture of me and husband Jon whom the Lord sent to be my lifetime mate, we live in the great state of Indiana. And love the Fall time when we go through out the state visiting the covered bridges of our great state. We have been married 20 years and been faithfully serving the Lord our married life.
We have 2 wonderful children. Joseph who just this August turned 15 and already has plans to attend college. Our daughter loves the trumpet and plays the same one her sister played, What a loving tribute my children gave me this pass Mother's day they both got Baptized. I was in tears and the whole family came to see this joyous occasion. I have been a Christian and serving the Lord all my adult life, I have an email ministry where I share my love of Jesus with other's called Cup Of Joy. Which is separate form my website.
This started almost 2 years ago and I am in awe how the Lord is bring people from all over the world to my in box. I have gained some great treasured friends through the ministry, and had I not listened to the Lord when I was praying Lord how can I serve you? I would have never started the email ministry. And gained these friendships and more importantly my relationship with the Lord has grown,
We raise all kinds of animals right now were doing chickens and we did each have a horse, till our daughter Rachael passed away. But were getting a lot of eggs from the chickens so Laura started her own chicken business this summer. She is very resourceful for just 13!
Emptiness fills my soul, no longer do I want to go on, Tears fall down my face Memories flood my heart,
Lord, I cry out the pain is strangling me, hold me Lord.
Ever so gently I feel a touch upon my shoulder.
I reached through the darkness to find my Lord.
"I never left you my child".
"When you laid in bed and cried", "I cried with you and wiped your tears", "When you felt you could no longer pray I prayed for you".
"My precious child I am here, listen to my voice".
Lord, I hear you as I sit here calling me back to the light.
The darkness is so consuming, Lord. Emptiness fills my very soul,
Hold me my Lord, in your arms of love.
I thought you left me Lord?
Where did you go? "My precious child I have been carrying you in your pain", "I have wiped your tears and brought you comfort".
"When you have cried out I have been there with you".
"I will never leave you my child". "Please don't ever leave me my child for it would break my
Lord It seems too soon to call a child home? "My dear precious one please know that I would never do nothing to break your heart your child is home right here with me"
"No longer do you need to feel abandoned or alone I have always been with you and will never leave you". "Please my precious one remember I will always carry you".
"And when you feel you no longer can go on, call me, I am just a prayer away" "With love, your Heavenly Father"
This Poem is dedicated to my daughter Rachael who was killed by a
drunk driver July 30,1998
March 31st 1982
Psalm 56:8 "Thou tellest my wanderings put thou my tears into thy bottle: are thy not in thy book?"
How wonderful to know that our tears are precious to the Lord!! He collects each tear and stores them in His bottle and records them in the Book of Life. This verse carried me through it all. To Know our tears matter to the Lord were that important. Never forget just how very Precious you are to the Lord.