As I pulled into my mother's drive yesterday I had memories flooding my mind of growing up with such wonderful parents and my sister, Heidi. Not sure why. Possibly it could be the anniversary of Heidi's diappearance just passed or that my Mom hasn't been feeling well or it could be the students at school, bubbling with anticipation for Easter in a couple weeks. I'm not sure yet the memories played quicker than I could have written them down...so I simply slowed to enjoy them.
Thankfully a few of Heidi's friends, are my friends too and it was a blessing reading some of their conversations this week as they remembered their friend. Miss K.K. posted a photo of her and Heidi, precious! They reminisced of Heidi as the "Tower of Power". I've been researching those first days of her disappearance by reading through all the newspaper articles, they list her as the "Tower of Power" many times. Today's photo is in honor of Heidi and all Bishop Cunningham graduates and those who weren't able to graduate when the school made the decision to close.
Thankfully my mom is feeling better and she was even able to stop at the store after her doctor's appointment. Along with the items on the list she selected a book for me, God always has a plan B with "April 2011 - 17 years To Lisa, Good Job! Love Mom and Dad".
It is a fabulous book for many reasons - 1st and foremost because my mom spent over ten minutes looking at different books to select the right one to gift me with. (She did a great job) and it is full of God's Word and quotes to inspire me daily.
As I skimmed through it last night I noticed some of the same Scriptures I have included in my book with others I hadn't thought of that resignated in my brain as I went to sleep...hmmm. My daughter enjoyed it and fell asleep reading the different Scriptures and quotes too. Thanks Mom and Dad - a gift to bless us all!
"God's promises are like the stars;
the darker the night,
the brighter they shine."
by David Nicholas
I'm so blessed to be able to see this quote as truth in my life! In the midst of tragedy...there is hope and blessing, we might just have to look harder to see
it on our own but with God's brightness shining - it is illuminated all around!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323