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.