On the other hand, as someone who has often been really caught up in someone else's tragedy in the moment and then moved on, I understand that it's easy to do. You know, your own life just gets distracting. I know that sometimes I appreciate a little reminder to pray for or be sensitive to someone who is still walking through their life with a significant hole in it. Someone for whom it's not as easy to forget. Someone who wishes they could just get over it, already. I know for me, just having a friend remember the date (or even close to the date) that my cousin died is HUGE for me. It makes it all feel a little less lonely, a little more bearable.
So, speaking from the perspective of both of those people, I just wanted to remind you guys of a few people I care a lot about who continue to need your prayers. And maybe remind you to remember the people in your life who might just need, uh, remembering. This is in no way a guilt trip. It's just my attempt to honor my friends who are going through more than their fair share of heartbreak. I'm just here to help you remember. And I encourage you to make your own list - who do you know who would be blessed by you simply remembering them?
Here's my list:
1. Waverley and her family. It's been awhile since I've written anything about Wavy, but I keep her picture visible on our blog because I want to remind anyone reading us that the story didn't end last February. Matt and Molly and Harper still need our prayers - especially as they move into the season of the year that held the most heartbreaking months for them last year. And Wavy still needs our prayers as she still adjusts to being in a new home with a new dad and no mommy and no sister. Pray for them, would you? Ask the Lord to guide your prayers. He will. I promise.
|This is an old picture - Waverley is three now.|
|This is their first family photo - taken when they met Arthur in June.|
Who's on your list?