Thursday, January 19, 2012

A new normal.

I know I'll look back on these blog posts from January 2012 and can say without a doubt that even through the midst of what our family is going through, that we're going to know we've tasted and seen that the Lord is good and fully know that we've seen firsthand the extent of his peace that passes all understanding.

Life is interesting. It seems to always be constantly ever changing. Change can be good, it can be scary. It can be a necessary, or it can be an unwanted change.

For our family, we always call it a "new normal".

For us, we're about to face another new normal, a life without Larry.

Maybe you, if you're reading this, maybe you know exactly what I'm talking about. Can you think back on a time in your life that brought about a new normal? You can probably think of one after another. Our lives are full of them, huh?

But sometimes you just get sick of a new normal. Sometimes you just want a normal that will stick around for awhile.

With that said, there's the one constant, the one who always remains the same, God! He never leaves us nor forsakes us.

Larry is at total peace knowing he will be meeting Jesus face to face. He is so incredibly ready for his new normal. Because I will say his new normal will be pretty fantastic.

1 John 5:13
"I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life."

Read and believe that verse today, trusting Christ as your savior! 

Just because I love this pictures!

14 comments:

New England Gal said...

So very true. Thank you for this awesome reminder.

Kristin said...

Such amazing truth today....praying with you and for you as you all enter in this new phase. And praying comfort and peace for Larry as he prepares to meet his Savior!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Speak it, sister! :) I'm praying for you and also...will be here as you transition to a new normal. I'm just a phone call, text or email away!!

ty said...

I have been a very bad blog friend and I had to play catch up. I'm praying for you ad your family and your new normals.

The Life of Susan said...

well said my dear. new normals are hard to adjust to, but somehow God gives us the grace to get through it!

Linds said...

Praying for you guys. I am one who resists change to the very core of my being. My life is a constant story of God telling me to trust in His constant and let all the change that is on this earth not upset. Sometimes it's easier said than done. Thanks for this reminder this morning!

Taylor said...

Your whole family has such a beautiful testimony and I know that you are daily making God smile for sharing about him so well!

Charissa Steyn said...

New normal...I'm embracing it as well! great way to put it :)

Meghan said...

Sending you many prayers and good thoughts. I just read through several posts with tears in my eyes. Thank you for showing the beauty of love within a family, and thank you for sharing your story.

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

This is so very true, about a new normal. Getting used to those changes are hard. But that picture of the two of you is really sweet - and in a few years, you'll treasure the fact that you have that to remember him by.

Kim said...

Such a sweet picture Lauren! I may not have made a comment on your blog for some time but I want u to know you are a beautiful young lady and have a huge heart, catching up on your blog about Larry has open my heart to a new meaning of life as well! I'm continuing to pray for a miracle that God will heal him, if It's in his will to take him home, it will bring peace knowing he's in a much better place! Praying hard friend!!

Melissa said...

I remember new normals when we were told that our daughter had some mild disabilities. Dreams changed. Life wasn't what we thought it might be with a kid, but God was so amazingly faithful to carry us through each day.. He's really amazing, isn't He? To know that you are loved so deeply right to the end is such a gift... bless you and your family as you go through this time. The Lord will sustain you in this time!

Erin said...

I'm praying for you and your new normal. These posts have been beautiful, by the way. Your love for Larry and your love for God are evident.

Cary Dale Taylor said...

I've been praying for your family. I can't imagine being in y'alls shoes. I recently read Heaven is for real and I just keep thinking about the little boy telling a dieing man "it I gonna be ok. The first person your gonna see is Jesus." your faith that I see on your blog and twitter amaze me. You and your family are in my prayers.