the next several blogs will be written as a series entitled, "God at work" and will record some of the amazing ways He's been active in my life lately.
looking back over the past six months (almost 7 months now) of life without jonathan, and being able to analyze that time without the bias of sadness lately, i've come to realize that there's another factor that plays largely into the difficulty of the six-month milestone.
and that is, what happens now? where does jonathan's legacy go from here?
yesterday, i was talking with another mom of a baby in heaven, and we both agreed that it really is so important to us that the memory of our lost children continue somehow. and the longer that child is gone, the harder it is to accomplish, it seems. for me, it was at six months that i reached a point of feeling like i needed to do something more than just my blogging. i needed to do something to extend jonathan's legacy that would also benefit moms who are just embarking on this difficult journey i've been on for almost a year now. to "pay it forward", so to speak.
so, for the past several weeks now, i've been praying about and brainstorming ways to extend jonathan's legacy.
and i've realized that i'm only good at two things. that's right, just two. it's humbling, but the Lord has shown me that i can use both of those things in my overall mission. so i'm OK with it. :)
i'll be introducing them seperately in future blog posts.
i have another prayer request if anyone is willing to pray for this....
as you know, i live on the emerald coast of florida, which is located right on the gulf of mexico, between pensacola and panama city. it includes the cities of destin, fort walton beach, and niceville, plus two large air force bases and several other small towns. we have snow white beaches and crystal green-blue water, and the best seafood anywhere.
in a matter of days, our entire gulf coast is probably going to be devastated by the oil spill off the coast of louisiana. devastated as in, catastrophic loss of animal life, ecosystems destroyed, people's livelihoods ruined, and our tourism industry (basically, our economy) tanked. it has the potential to create damage we might not recover from for years and years. i know our God is sovereign and there is nothing that comes to a surprise to Him, but i also believe He has the power to step in and minimize the damage to not only our area, but to the other affected states as well. please pray for this on our behalf, if you are so willing.
in the meantime, i'll be spending my time at the beach and eating shrimp until the oil rolls in.
a sincere thanks,