See this handsome guy.........
This is my nephew and I love him like he's my own. Ask anybody that knows me, they'll tell you. If you know me, you know about him.
He is hurting right now. So bad.
And my whole family is hurting with him.
He recently lost his best friend/cousin to suicide and he doesn't understand how to process his feelings.
His pain runs very deep, and it affects my entire family.
I understand his pain all to well, as my own best friend was murdered 9 years ago. It is a deep, gutteral pain that is felt in every fiber of your being.
When someone you love is hurting, especially in this way, the family that has scattered and separated themselves from each other, suddenly find a purpose to draw close to one another again. That happened yesterday in my family.
Yesterday I saw my sister in a whole new light.
For the first time in years, I saw her hurt like only a mother can.
And it hurt me to see her hurting so deeply.
If only you understood how significant that was.
A love for one person, shared by so many, can make you lay aside any ill will you may harbor toward another in an effort to help the one you all love.
Yesterday I got a call telling me I needed to come home.
I got in the car immediately and did so.
A few months ago, it would've taken me days to get here.
When we decided to move back near home, my husband asked me why I wanted to move back and all I could say was that God was directing me to do so.
He completely understood, and we proceeded to move back.
No questions asked.
He loves me that way.....
Can I just tell you, God's timing is perfect. He knows when we're needed, and where we're needed, and He makes provision for us to be there.
I have to take a little break for a week or so, so that I can be there for my family. I won't be here on the blog, or able to visit yours. I know you understand.
I'm calling on my blog friends to unite in prayer with me for him. His name is Tyler.
"Where two or more are gathered in his name, believing, so shall you receive....."
SHALL, not might, not maybe, but SHALL.
I'm holding on to that for a perfect healing for this child my family loves so much. The pain goes much deeper than I can tell you about here and it has drastically impacted those that love him.
You all know how much I believe in the power of prayer, and I know I can count of all of you to help lift him up.
With so many people praying for him, I just know he'll feel it deep in his heart where it truly counts.
Thank you, each one of you, from the deepest part of my heart.