Hi dear friends! Along with hundreds of other bloggers, I just couldn’t find myself posting anything related to my own life anymore, as much as I tried… I think it’s wonderful if one can do that, and as much as I wanted it to be okay and feel normal about everything—I couldn’t. Knowing that I’m doing very well and have lots to be thankful for (because there’s always something to be grateful for), but there are still thousands of prayers to be lifted up for the brave children, adults, and even the family of the criminal involved, kind of un-motivated me to talk much on this space. I was thinking of just “ignoring” it on the blog as there are thousands of internet articles and posts that these parents will look at in the future, but after seeing a particular video I realized that most of the families actually want their children to be honored, remembered, and cherished. And this is the best I can do! I’m realizing that “ignoring” even if it's on a blog doesn’t do much to help heal a soul, but acknowledging, praying, and empathizing does…
Too often I hear people say, “Well, I guess praying is all we can do now!” But no. I wholeheartedly believe that prayer is the best thing we can do, because although we can help a soul to heal with words of comfort and gifts, God is the only one who can truly cure our pain and touch us from the inside out. Prayer is our weapon.
This morning was really tough to hold back tears after seeing the beautiful families talk about their precious children. Wow, so many talents and passions that these little guys had! The void that their families are experiencing may or may never be fully gone because of the endless memories they have stored up, but I know that God will comfort them and heal them as they let Him. Let’s pray that one day they’ll be in a place where each tear that they shed will be followed by wonderful and happy memories.
I also want to say that I cherish everyone in my life and hope to love them like Christ loves us, and I want to let you know that although you (readers+bloggers) and I don’t know each other face to face, I pray for you every now and then because you are now part of my life—believe it or not. Call it cheesy or whatever you want, but I want you to know that you matter! Let’s make this world a little more live-able by showing love, kindness, and forgiveness to one another…who knows whose life we can save by a mere “hello”, or “you are beautiful and worthy”, or “I hope you have a blessed day”. Wouldn’t you agree?
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’“ –Psalm 91-