Deb’s Journey…

February 15, 2011

God’s Children…

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This week two years ago was our final week with Ian.  Memories of those days are some of the hardest…so broken…so needy.  I’ve purposefully sheltered others from the “pictures” of him that way wanting instead for them to remember him in his health…hoping that thinking of him as “whole and well” would aid in their thoughts of him now.  Too when Tom and I went to see a grief counselor she advised us not to “live in the trauma” but rather to bring our favorite memories of Ian forward.  In someways that advice has been a blessing because it has given me permission to put aside the hardest memories and focus instead on easier ones.  Still in other ways I can’t help but wonder if doing that has been somehow a disservice.   The final days were so very hard and yet…they were also some of the most truly beautiful days of my life…days filled with the presence, peace and provision of Christ…He shined through the broken places and brought light into the darkness.

Last year we were doing the well project with World Vision and having a house concert with Jason Gray.  This year on Saturday we will be going with Ian’s Mouseketeers to Feed My Starving Children.  Many of the meals packed there end up in Haiti.  One little orphanage there that receives FMSC meals has grabbed my heart.

God’s Children in Haiti these little ones have lived through an earthquake and the loss of parents and most recently Cholera.    They are God’s children…and He is with them providing for their greatest needs.   He has invited me to join Him in that work by planning a benefit concert with all proceeds benefiting these orphans.

Jason Gray will be coming to do the benefit concert on Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm at our church livingWATERS.  Please join us in prayer for this event.  If you feel led, please visit the website You can donate to them directly.  There is no charge to attend the benefit concert, but seating is limited…so if you would like to come to the concert please let us know so we can save you a seat.  E-mail:

Thanks for the many kind wishes this week.  Thanks for remembering our sweet Ian!

Love to you - deb

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