Monday, December 8, 2008

Sitting Around The Table


Dear Lord, as Christmas gets closer, my thoughts are turning more and more toward my momma and brother. I cannot believe that this will be the third Christmas without my momma, and the first one without my brother. I miss them both more than my words could ever express, and it would be so wonderful to see them sitting at my Christmas dinner table, but I know that cannot happen. Thanks for giving me the assurance that they will be gathered around the grandest table of all, and will participate in heavens Christmas feast. Such joy they will be feeling, smiling brightly, and loving each other. I praise You Lord for your dear blessings upon them, and I love You. I only have one request, please hug them both very tightly for me, and tell them that I love, and miss them both so very much. Thank You Lord.

29 comments:

April said...

Denise,

Your post really spoke to me today. I'm so sorry to hear of your losses...I do understand. I lost my mom in 2000, my brother in 2002, and my dad in 2006. I miss them all so very much, but I find great comfort in knowing we'll be together, again, one day. May you be surrounded by many warm memories.

Debra said...

Sweet sis,

I know He will give you that request and I hope that gives you His comfort.

I love you.

bp said...

This is such a hard time of year for so many as we remember those we miss and love. Praying for you today, sweet friend.

Donetta said...

Remember that those who go on before us stand at the right hand of the throne interceding for us both day and night. We just cant see them. They are still here for us sis. :)
Your table is set here before you. Feast! for your in full measure beloved!

Speaking from the Heart said...

Your mom and brother will be at the table with my dad. just think, one day you and I will at the same table with them. Wouldn't that be awesome?

Hugs and kisses,
Jean

Daphine said...

Such a sweet post! Denise, I just love your heart. You are truly an inspiration to me.

Marsha said...

What a wonderful prayer, my friend. I know He will give them a smooch and a hug from you!
Take comfort in knowing they are with Him and seated at his table.

Debbie said...

It really is so hard to deal with losses, especially at Christmas time. I lost my mom almost four years ago. I seem to be more emotional about missing her this year for some reason. May the Lord comfort you, my friend.

Gretchen said...

May you be blessed with an abundance of joy and happy memories about your mom and brother, Denise. Sending hugs.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Denise,
I totally understand. :)

IF ROSES GROW IN HEAVEN
LORD PLEASE PICK A BUNCH FOR ME
PLACE THEM IN MY MOTHER'S ARMS
AND TELL HER THEY'RE FROM ME
TELL HER I LOVE HER AND MISS HER
AND WHEN SHE TURNS TO SMILE
PLACE A KISS UPON HER CHEEK
AND HOLD HER FOR AWHILE
BECAUSE REMEMBERING HER IS EASY
I DO IT EVERY DAY
BUT THERE'S AN ACHE WITHIN MY HEART
BECAUSE I'M MISSING HER TODAY.

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I hope our Mommas know eachother in heaven Denise. I keep thinking, if they're watching over us... they know; we know eachother, so surely they'd find eachother. One day we'll have all thee answers. But know.. today, I'm sharing your grief.
Love ya girl,
Lea

luvmy4sons said...

Great big hug to you too my friend. Some day we will all be together where there will be no more death or separation...this is the hope of Christmas!

Laurie Ann said...

I know you miss them, honey. I'm praying God gives you peace and comfort and praise Him for the hope you have of reuniting with them one day.

Jenn Calling Home said...

Saw that you entered the contest over at my blog today. Came by to check yours out. Very sweet. Thanks for visiting and drop in again sometime. Blessings!

Fran said...

Oh my word that got me! I'm praying for some peace over you tonight my sweet friend.

I love ya!
Fran

Mary said...

This beautiful prayer speaks to so many of us. I still can hardly believe that my brother is no longer here. I love this by Peter Marshall

If our loved ones are with the Lord
And the Lord has promised to be with us
If they are with Him
And He is with us
They cannot be far away.

Serendipity said...

I know how you feel, Denise...I'm missing a few dear ones too...But cherishing all the sweet memories. Hugs to you.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

This will be my first christmas away from home, too.
Hi Denise, I wonder if I did something that made you mad at me.

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...Consider your HUG done in Jesus' name and come celebrate with me on this side of heaven!!! You touch my heart again!
I have some special COMFORT & JOY to share...finally and want to share with you how special you are to the King & me!!!

Visit "MAGI" @http://mazmagi.blogspot.com/2008/12/spirit-of-christmas-to-all.html

jcdisciple said...

Denise,

I gave you a "friends" award today. Despite all you have been and continue to go through, you are truly a great friend who reaches out to others in the blog world. It's obvious by the following you have that many are drawn by your love and grace.

Merry Christmas dear sister.

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Denise, I came over here to thank you for visiting my blog again, and read your beautiful prayer. I know the holidays are so difficult without loved ones. I pray that you find comfort knowing that they are in the arms of the Savior.

Grammy said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Heather said...

Denise,
Beautiful, heartfelt prayer so very touching. You're in my prayers Denise. Just imagine the Christmas party & feast they will be having with our Saviour...WOW!!!
Love You,
Denise

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Beautiful tribute to them. I lost my baby brother when he was only 33 years old. My Father died shortly after. My husbands Uncle will be laid to rest this Thursday. He has already lost both of his parents. So sad. Bt i love what you had to say. I pray for you to have a Blessed week...m...

Cheryl said...

May God bless you more abundantly this year. I'm so thankful for what Christ did for you and me. To live forever with Him and also have the opportunity to spend the rest of our lives with those we love most is cause for praising His name. It is so hard to imagine what a celebration our loved ones who have gone on, but I know it will be grand.

Love
Cheryl

Serendipity said...

Hi Denise, I have an award and a tag for you ;-)

sailorcross said...

Oh, Denise!!

I'm most certain that your prayer is heard and has been answered!!

The loss of our loved ones is more difficult during the holiday seasons--that's a "for sure"!! But, rest in the assurance that they are in Jesus' arms--the perfect place--no pain, no suffering--just joy always!!

Beth

Sharon Brumfield said...

I can't imagine facing what you have faced. And I can only imagine what it does to ones heart.
I know GOd is so close to the tender hearted and He is holding you even closer.
love ya girl

Bernadine said...

This is my third Chritmas without my mom also. Maybe they'll all meet up there and have a big celebration together.
Praying for you

Willow said...

Oh Denise. Your post touched my heart so much. I pray peace for you. I love you.