Thursday, April 23, 2009

So this week has been a little rough. A friend of mine passed away unexpectedly on Saturday. It is such a heartbreaking situation as she left behind her husband, and three kids (one of whom is 2 weeks old). She is so young and I just spoke with her the day before she had her baby, and I was supposed to take pics of her and the new baby this week and now she is gone. It just blows my mind. My friend Pam (who I think reads my blog from time to time) is very close with her and I know it is hitting them so hard. The habits are the hardest to get beyond I think. Like when the phone rings and you think it is that person, or when something exciting happens and that's the first person you think to call, but can no longer. Those are the things that I can't stop thinking about when I think of her husband and closest friends. So if you think about it, please send up a prayer for her loved ones and close friends left behind. Love you Pam. . .praying for you too throughout this difficult time in losing your bestie! Our time on earth is so short. . .hug those you love just a little tighter today.



Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:16-15:8 King James Version Bible

4 comments:

Jenneke said...

Amber, I wish you a lot of strength with the lost of your friend.
Big hug, Jenneke

scrapcat said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

deana said...

I lost my sister suddenly 7 years ago & her daughter was 8 months old at the time.

I feel such sadness for you. Many prayers, strength & hugs for you & your friend's family...

amytangerine said...

wow, i am so sorry for your loss.... thanks for these words.