Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our loss is Heaven's gain!

My precious daughter, Amy, has gone home to be with Jesus. She is free now to walk and run and talk and sing, and I cannot adequately express the joy that is felt in knowing that her heavenly Father heard her first words while she ran into His arms with abandon! My heart, at the same time, hurts so badly, feels such sorrow that on this side of Heaven I will never hold her hand, hear her giggle, or give me a choke hold hug again.

I appreciate the prayers for my family. God has placed so many wonderful people in our path this past week and I have every confidence that He will continue to do so. I have received emails and Facebook messages from as far away as The Netherlands and Australia!

I know I have a stack of books for reviewing purposes and I will get to them, eventually. But for the time being, I am going to stop posting here for a short while and concentrate on my husband and three remaining children.

May God bless each of you!


  1. I cannot think of any words that are adequate in the loss of a child. My heart goes out to you - I know what it is to lose a child. I bet she is running and laughing with all the other angels. Prayers for you and your family from me.

  2. What good are words at a time like this? But even so they are all I can give. I am so sorry for your loss and I'll be praying for you and your family during this time.

    He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Rev 21:4

    Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3

    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    Psalm 34:18

  3. I am so sorry. I will be keeping you and your family in prayer.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Your post is so touching. Words cannot express the loss of a child.

  5. So sorry for your loss. My heart broke seeing this post, but I know God is with you and your family. He will help guide you, love you, minister to you, be with you as you make sense of this and bring you peace. My prayers are with you. Take your time getting back to reviews and blogging. Let your heart deal with this for as long as is needed.
    Hugs and blessings to you.

  6. you and your family have my deepest thoughts and prayers are w/ you all.

  7. I'm so sorry for the loss of your daughter, Anne. Even when we know it is better for our loved one to be with the Lord, we grieve because we miss them being with us. Our lives are never quite the same without them, but God gives us the strength and peace to go on.
    Prayers and blessings go to you and your family.

  8. So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss.


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