Friday, July 6, 2012

One Week

It's been one week since our daddy was taken.  I say "was taken" instead "left us" because I know that if it had been up to him, Bryan would still be here.  Even so, he knew that his life was the Lord's.  He was not a casual Christian, he was a surrendered Christian.  He placed himself in God's hands and trusted Him with the outcome.  His family will continue to do the same.

Now, it's just the eight of us.  We will move forward, not so much because we want to, but because there are no other options.  Life goes on.  We can choose to live it well or give in to dark thoughts and live poorly.  The Lord will give us the strength to live well.

Life will move on.  Austin will learn to walk, Carsten will learn to read, Nathan will learn to drive.  I will rejoice as we reach each milestone, but each moment will be bittersweet because the only one who would have cared as much as I do will be gone.

We have a new purpose in life.  We will strive to be the kind of family Bryan wanted us to be.  We will be a family who serves the Lord, who loves to be with friends, who talks about God's Word.  We will rely on the Lord's grace fully.

And we'll talk a lot about our daddy.


Jean Grant said...

Our family is praying for you and the children, Aimee.

MeMe said...

I would love to come and visit with you and the children one day when you are feeling up to it, Aimee...and hear the stories of Bryan! In the meantime, prayers will be with you all.

Debbie M said...

I finally updated my profile. "MeMe" was a spur of the moment answer when I was asked to give a username. I didn't think I'd be using it but once! Now that I know I will use it more often than that, its time I change it! :o)

Anonymous said...

Aimee... When you feel up to it please give me a call. I had spoke with at the memorial... As I'm sure you spoke with a lot of people.... But, my name is Nicole and my Aunt Pat, Claudia, Myrna and I had attended his bible study of the festivals. I'm sure there were a lot of wonderful, caring friends and family that offered help to you. I had told you that I would leave you my number so here it is 830-832-4341. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Have a blessed day always, Nicole