Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sadly I'm doing a second post this evening to once again ask for your help in lifting up someone we all dearly love. Theresa's mother-in-law has now gone home to our Father's house. I don't know if I can find the words to express my sadness for the family at their loss...so many of you have a way of expressing things more beautifully than me, but I love Theresa so much, I wanted to try. Pray that through their sorrow, joy will be found for she is now seeing all the things we long to see.

I know I don't have to ask you take the time to go and offer Theresa a word or two of comfort...I know y'all too well. You're already on your way over there, perhaps before you even finish reading this post and that is how it should be. Theresa is a blessing to us all.

Keep Theresa, Cruz, their children and all the family in your prayers tonight for a safe journey as they travel to Brownsville and for strength in the coming days. Losing a parent is extremely difficult, but especially when it comes so close to a holiday.

Again, all I ask is you leave your name in the comment section to let SweetT know prayers are going up. Thank you.

I'm closing this post with a poem I read last year at French Larkspur's lovely blog. It was around this same time and it touched me so deeply having lost my own daddy around Thanksgiving so many years ago. With Tracey's kind permission, I'm reprinting it for the Cano family and all others who have experienced similar losses. God bless you all.

I'm Spending Christmas With Jesus This Year

I see the countless Christmas trees
Around the world below;
With the tiny lights, like Heaven's stars
Reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular,
Please wipe away that tear;
Because I'm spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear;
But the sounds of any music can't compare
With the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you
The joy their voices bring;
It is beyond description
To hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart,
But it's only for a while
That we will be apart.

I'll ask Him to light your spirit
As I tell him of your love,
So please pray for one another
As you lift your eyes above.
I can't tell you of the splendor
or the peace here in this place.
Can you imagine Christmas
With our Savior...face to face?

Please let your hearts be joyful
And let your spirit sing,
I'm spending Christmas in Heaven
And I'm walking with the King.

20 comments:

Sassy Marsha said...

Marsha

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lori

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Deb, you are a rare friend to have! My family and I thank you so much for this!!

Faded Charm said...

Already been there to give my condolences. Love this poem. You are such a good friend....one that most wish to have.

Take care,

Kathleen

Kate said...

You are such a sweet soul Deb, sending prayers to all of them. Praying for comfort for all of you.

xo
Kate

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Miss Deb -
I actually had stopped by Theresa's earlier today. Her MIL was such an awesome lady. You are a very special and dear friend that anyone would be blessed to have in their life. I love this poem and it was given to me for Christmas the year my mom died. I bring it out every year.
Hugs to you,
Toni

Prior said...

Lezlee

Rebecca said...

Rebecca

Debra@Common Ground said...

Deb, thanks so much for letting us know and for the poem. I lost my Daddy on Thanksgiving weekend 11 years ago. Puts a new perspective on things, even grief and loss.
love to all of Theresa's family,
Debra

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

You are a such a treasure. Thank you for being you. My prayers have already started for Teresa and her family.
Bless Your Heart...and I truly mean that
Beth

Ninny said...

Deb, it is such a sweet blessing to have Christian bloggy friends! In the year and a half that I have been blogging, and out of the 100 or so followers I have been priviledged to have, there are very few Christians among that number. I can tell who the nonbelievers are because they avoid commenting on any spiritual post that I make. The Christians, however, always comment. How refreshing to read about Jesus Christ, Faith, and God in a blog post! Prayers are lifted up for Theresa. I lost my father at Thanksgiving last year. I buried him one day, then drove home and had Thanksgiving dinner for 15 people at my house the very next day. It was surreal. Theresa needs our comforting thoughts. Thank you so much for lifting her up in your post!
Liz

Laura said...

Laura

Red Shed Cottage Chic Antiques said...

Valarie

Red Shed Cottage Chic Antiques said...

PS. Love the poem.

Malisa said...

MALisa

clustres said...

Pam

Sue said...

Sue

Traveling Gypsy said...

Your post is beautiful and very well said! Theresa and her family are in my prayers.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Amy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your words are always so funny and now they are full of kindness. I don't know anyone who could have said it better. Prayers for your friend for her loss. Hugs for her and her family.

I am so sorry I did not put your name on the Give Thanks party list. I am so embarrassed that I missed it. It's on there now! I am leaving the list up for a week so bloggers can come back over and over to check it twice. xoxo Lynn