Tuesday, February 1, 2011


It only takes a moment for life to change forever. It wasn't long ago that I asked you to pray for my brother-in-law as he fought cancer. I had no idea how quickly that my prayers would change.

A week ago I woke up not realizing how drastically life was about to change. I had gotten a midnight call that my brother-in-law's fight with cancer was dire, but I still had hope. The next morning we got up and prayed and read from Revelation. Hearing my children's heart in their prayers brought the realization that they are growing in their faith. That they are learning far younger than I to graciously accept a "no" that may come in answer to their prayers.

Then I got on facebook where my sister was posting updates and read the words "Jim will soon be going to be with Jesus." That night he did.

That night, Jim was changed. My sister and my niece were forever changed. My life, my husband's life, my children's lives were forever changed.

Jim's life is an amazing testimony to the power of love and the changing power of God's presence. He was first my sister's boyfriend/ husband and along the way he changed into a friend. A dearly beloved uncle. Although I only knew him a short time, love was what I saw define his life.

Would you pray for Megan and Marley? So many decisions have to be made. So many questions will have to be answered.

Although Jim will always be missed I look forward to the day when I too will be changed. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

"For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. After that, we who are still alive and who are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words."
I Thessalonians 4:16-18


Brandi said...

Praying, my friend.

Laura said...

Praying for all of you.

Tiffany said...

Praying, friend.

Marley's Mama said...

In an instant, life can change. I sure do love you! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful post. I am so sorry my friend for your loss as well as your whole families. He is with Jesus and there is no better place. I agree...come quickly Lord Jesus.
praying for you all.