Thursday, July 9, 2009


I have spent this last week in Florida being with my family and friends as we begin to grieve the loss of my cousin. I have been amazed my the support that my aunt has here and the love that she has been given. There is more food that one can eat and more company that room in the house. Yesterday was the celebration service of my cousin and the church was filled with standing room only. It was done very well (my dad being the ring leader). He was loved my many and made an impact on lots of people. The more we learn the more we realize that the accident shouldn't have happened. I am going to try to not focus on that because we can focus on the could ofs should ofs would ofs and drive ourselves crazy, but it won't negate the fact that he died. God's love is what is real and that has been the focus for me. His love is what carries us through. I found a song (of course) that has helped me see truth in a situation that would lend itself to hearing lies. It is by Chris Tomlin, "How can I keep from singing". It shows me how much God is living this life with us. He cares and He loves me more that I can ever know during the good and the bad.
There is an endless song
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring
And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling
How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing
I will lift my eyes
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives
And I will walk with You
Knowing You'll see me through
And sing the songs You give
I can sing in the troubled times
Sing when I win
I can sing when I lose my step
And fall down again
I can sing 'cause You pick me up
Sing 'cause You're there
I can sing 'cause You hear me, Lord
When I call to You in prayer
I can sing with my last breath
Sing for I know
That I'll sing with the angels
And the saints around the throne

Headlines for the Crash


Mona said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I read the articles about the crash and it was heartwrenching. I know family support is important at a time like this and I am glad to see that you all have the love and support of one another. Your friends are thinking about you and praying for you too. It is so hard when a loss is sudden and unexpected. The shock of the loss can take a long time to get over. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am glad you have your faith to help you through this time.

Roxanna Grimes said...

I watched the interview, and it is heart wrenching. This is a hard time and we're here if you need to process. We love you and are praying for you and your family.