Before Elyse went to live with our Lord, I managed to blog maybe once a month, if I was lucky. Obviously it's been a lot more since then. There are several reasons I've taken up this new discipline.
Many people have commented that it must be so therapeutic for me. I suppose there's some truth to that. It allows me to put thoughts out there that sometimes I'm not able to communicate verbally. So yes, it's been a help and has served as somewhat of a journal for me. But at this point in the journey, it's not the main reason.
The main reason is somewhat selfish and spiritual, all in one. I share our journey with all of you out there because I want you to stay involved. I want you to know what's happening in our lives so that you can pray more accurately. I truly believe that God listens to His peoples' prayers, and believe those prayers are helping sustain us through everything. The more I share, the more you are reminded of what's going on, and hopefully it reminds you to pray for us.
Finally, I blog this whole thing because I want people to see God glorified in and through our story. I want to be an encouragement and a resource for others in the future that may experience this same loss. I want to be able to look back and see where we came from and be able to see what God has done through it all, and to see how He has changed us. I want others to know that in the midst of the darkest trials that God always remains faithful.
Thank you so much for blogging! We absolutely want to know and be reminded (especially when we are cities apart) that our dear friends are hurting and need our prayers! And it is really great to see the great things that God is doing in and through you. It is VERY obvious that the light of our Lord is shining through you and April :)
We love you guys lots!
Eric and Stephanie Becker
Absolutely serves its purposes! I'm so thankful we have a place to come and hear how you're "really" doing each day, so we better know how to pray.
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