Keeping it Real...
Welcome! No matter how you found this, God knew you'd be here today. May you absorb the message He has for you. In 2011 I shared through my writing, today I've learned there is more to me than just writing. I have the energy and passion to share with others. Sometimes through Facebook live and others with my blog and most importantly, I've learned my passion to cook and bake is a vessel to share my writing and live presentations, while glorifying God in the process. I just needed to let go, and follow His lead.
Yesterday had the potential to be a difficult and lonely day. Since it is Spring Break, we didn’t have school. My husband worked all day. Mags was invited to join a friend and her family for the day. Dinner with my parents but this still left me home alone ALL day. Something I hadn’t done or planned to do in many years. I was anxious about so much time home alone. Instead of a jammy day with Mags watching chic flicks, until Ed got home I would take a business call in the morning and leave the rest of the day up to God.
When my feet hit the floor in the morning the only things I knew for sure was:
1) Ed was scheduled to work 6 -3
2) Deb and I would talk to work on the scheduling for the “Christian Writer’s Gathering” at Delta Lake this coming July
3) Mags would be picked up between 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and return before it was time join my parents for supper
4) Quiet time…prayer…devotion…write…sleep…read…????
However, these are the things I didn’t see coming, the blessings God could have only known. I was never alone, God was with me. He never left Heidi, and He didn’t leave me yesterday. I only listed 40!
To all my angels in disguise yesterday…thank you!
From an old and dear friend: Thanks for being one of my gifts yesterday Mallory!
“…Mallory turned to me with tears in her eyes and asked me to tell her what happened. I explained in 7-year-old words and she had this to say....
"Mom, today is April 3rd" yes it is...
"She was taken on Easter...so in a way she sacrificed herself for us like Jesus did?" OMGoodness, insert way more tears, yes my dear you can definitely say that!
Too many FB hugs, prayers and love to count
Text messages of love before I even woke up
Letting go so Mags could join a friend when I really wanted her home
Unexpected invite for lunch with my parents
Lunch at the Loop
Alone time with my parents
So much love
So many prayers
Sun streaming in
Warmth of the Son on my face as I sit and remember
My reading nook…built by my Daddy
Not just about Heidi. -- One friend said: “…wanted to send you a note to let you know that I am grieving for all of the missing children and praying for your family today…”
Beautiful orange flowers from a friend
Prayers and hug with the delivery
A card from dear friend…Pony Express! Love it!
Purple flowers filling the house with an aroma of friendship and hope
Time to pray
An article written
So many remember
So many love
Heidi will NEVER be forgotten
World is full of compassion
Good outweighs the bad
Blessings – yesterday, today, and tomorrow
If you missed yesterday’s blog – you can click on the photo of Heidi, Shawnacy (cousin), and myself for a direct link back to it. Thanks again!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323
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