** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Saturday, February 20, 2010

THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAYS
~ DEDICATED TO MISSY ~

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I would like to dedicate this week's song to one of my very best friends in the whole world, Missy. I have known Missy and her precious family for roughly 12 years and during that time I have come to love them with all my heart. Missy is the kind of person who goes out of her way to help and encourage others even when she is going through very difficult times herself. Many, many times, my family and I have been the recipient of Missy's unselfish love, encouragement and generosity. I could not ask for a better friend.

Three years ago yesterday, Missy gave birth to her and her husband's third child, a beautiful son named Jack. Of course, the birth was supposed to be a happy, joyous time, but instead, when Jack was born, he had already gone on to play with Jesus. This was very unexpected and, as you can imagine, it ripped the hearts right out of Jack's parents.

Since that time, Missy and her family have moved to another state and I don't get to see or talk to her very often and I miss her SO VERY much. I know that she is still hurting, especially on the days surrounding Jack's birthday, so I picked this song in memory of little Jack.

I love and miss you, Missy, Don, Bailey and Will.

HOMESICK

By MercyMe

You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times, I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't You give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand Your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if You showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't You give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbyes
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't You give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't You give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't You give me strength to make it through somehow

I've never been more homesick than now

For more inspiring and uplifting songs, please visit Amy at SIGNS, MIRACLES AND WONDERS!

9 comments:

Kathryn said...

What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing! And I am praying for your mom! :)

Mocha with Linda said...

Such a beautiful song and a sweet tribute to your friend.

Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

This is so sweet. One of my best friend's names is Missy, too... and I'm used to my BFs living away from me (sigh).

Happy Sat. Sharefest!

Suzanne Westover said...

Hi Teresa:

You don't know me; I just joined The Secret is in the Sauce, and was fortunate enough to find your comment posted right ahead of mine. The post you've written in honour of Missy is really touching. Having the love and support of friends is even more meaningful when times are tough. I am sure your words brought her an important measure of comfort.
All the best for happy SITS Saturday Sharefest,

Suzanne

@EBMR said...

I can't imagine the pain Jack's Mommy and Daddy go through. What a beautiful song of encouragement. Our only assurance that we will see those we love again

scrapwordsmom said...

Thank you so very much for stopping by my Blog today. You seem to have such a positive attitude. It leaps off the computer screen!! Have a blessed weekend.

septembermom said...

Such a sweet way to think of your friendship!!

Cathy said...

That is sad, but a great song you chose. Praying your mother will get better soon ~ Blessings ~

bluecottonmemory said...

Jessee Duplantis has a wonderful video of his experience when the Holy Spirit took him to heaven. And in that spirit-filled experience, he saw all the children who didn't make it here. My little girl didn't make it here. She's in heaven. His testimony brought me such peace - just knowing she's there. I'll meet her, hold her and will not feel any loss in heaven.

When my grandmother died, I cried thinking of her meeting my daughter, walking with her, holding her hand with my grandfather holder the other and them swinging her between them.

Then when my father in law died a few weeks ago, I look at the 12 gransons and great grandchildren and thought, 'He'll be so at home. He's already met my little Gracie." And then I feel like crying - not out of saddness but out of an overwhelming, unexplainable emotion that has to do with God's amazing everything. . . .

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