WARNING: this might get soppy.

February 1, 2012

If you read this, you know that I lost a very special someone this past year.
You'll also know from reading here that it was something extrememly hard for me to swallow.

Last night my family [dad, mom, Sean, Sami, Andrew and I] went to his home to do a full top to bottom cleaning to help The Waibel Family out as they live in New Mexico.
Ummm, let me just say emotional.

I've come to terms that this man has moved on.
I've realize we can't change what happened.
I cherish those moments I had with him.

But I regret not having enough of those moments.

Going through each room I kept thinking about growing up a street away from Uncle Jim and how I grew up watching him as a role model in my life. I thought about him being part of my graduation and wedding and how my own children will never know the man I looked forward to seeing. They'll never know the man I rode my bike to daily.
It saddens my heart but I need to remember this is what God wanted.

This chapter is finally closing and it's something I've been struggling with how to end exactly.
 Do I write more stories of times I spent with him?
Do I try to forget the memories I have of him?
Do I act as if nothing is wrong and I'm just fine??
What about saying a prayer thanking the Lord for taking him from suffering and asking Him to give me strength as time moves forward?

That's the one.

Maybe you have someone or a situation you're trying to close a chapter with;
I encourage you to say a little prayer and trust in God.


  1. I'm so sorry, girl.
    Truly praying for you!
    That is one of my favorite verses - and also the line to one of my favorite worship songs.

    It's so awesome that you're encouraging people in your time of hurt - you're strong!


  2. Aubrey,
    I am praying for you and your family! He is in Gods healing hands now! Praying that God gives you peace that surpases all understanding!

    with love,

  3. Stay strong girl.
    The Lord will pull you though,
    I pray you see God work through this difficult time!


  4. Sorry for the delay but thank you ladies for the encouraging words!
    Its always nice to know someone is lifting you up.