Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hidden blessings

For those who don't already know on May 2nd the Lord had other plans for our little family. It has been 12 days since we lost our little (boy) Luke and I can honestly say that this has been the most traumatic yet peaceful and eye-opening experience in my life. I have had time to reflect on how loving our Heavenly Father is and how blessed I have been. This experience has helped shape me into the kind of person, mother, friend, daughter and wife that I want to become.

Some things I have gained from this experience:
*I can not control everything in my life and that is okay
*I have a VERY loving,supportive and kind husband who I feel so blessed to be with
*The love from friends, family, neighbors and strangers is sometimes overwhelming
*The meaning of true charity and compassion
*The power of prayer
*What a blessing life truly is

17 comments:

Ashli said...

My heart hurts for you. May the Lord bless you with the comfort that you need, both now and for as long as it hurts.

Angie Lewis said...

Jodee, you are amazing - it takes a very strong person to trust in the Lord as you do and to learn from these things.

The Clement Clan's Wife said...
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The Clement Clan's Wife said...

jodee & david,
i am so sorry to hear about your loss. we love you and hope that you will continue to be comforted in this most difficult trial. we love you guys.

Brandon & Amber said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jodee. I just heard about what happened and I really wish there were something I could do for you. Just know that we're thinking of you and love you!

Ann-Marie said...

Your in our prayers.

Clay and Katy said...

we love you guys!

Mark and Tawni said...

Oh David and Jodee, I am so sorry to hear that. We just want you to know that you are in our parys and you are just amazing people. We love you and miss you.

Kat & Steve said...

Again, I am so sorry for your loss. We've been thinking about you lots and have kept you in our prayers! Love you both!

Eric and Addie said...

Jodee,
I have been thinking so much about you. You are so sweet. Hold your head high, just know we are thinking about you guys.

Emily said...

Jodee, you are amazing. I'm so sorry for your loss. We're praying for your comfort and thinking of you and David. We miss and love you. ~Emily & Jon

Kent and Leisy said...

jodee- It makes me so sad to think you guys have to go through this. You have such a wonderful spirit and incredible outlook on everything. I'll send lots of prayers your way.

Severts Family said...

sure love ya jod. it's been so nice to talk lately and i hope things are still going so well. any upcoming trips to utah? we miss ya. wish you guys could have been there with the "gang" yesterday.

Linda said...

Jodee, I was so sad to hear about your loss, you have been in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

Macdonald's said...

You are such a strong woman with a great testimony. Hold on to that, the Lord is capable of giving you more strength then you ever realized possible. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking about you. We love you and are praying for you too.

Taylor & Jaime said...

Jodee & David,
We're so sorry for your loss, you're in our hearts and prayers.
- the Varleys

Jill said...

We're so sorry you had to endure through this tragic experience. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are both so amazing. I wish we lived close to you!