Monday, January 30, 2012

Sweet Devotion.

There are a few pictures I could share with you from the weekend, but this one deserves a post all of its own. 


This is a sweet moment where my Mom was reading Larry his daily devotional.

If you really, I mean really look at this picture, you'll see it's about so much more than that. It's the devotion that a wife has for her husband, that they have for each other.

What an example. 

We were sitting around the dinner table last night talking about how this whole experience has been eye-opening. How we now fully grasp what families have to go through when a loved one has a terminal illness. We wouldn't wish this on anyone. But for some reason the Lord is having us walk through this. And we will not stop giving him the praise and honor. Because even when it hurts, God is in the midst of the pain. 

It really has been an honor and privilege to share Larry's story with y'all. Because we know that lives are being touched by this man and his story and his amazing faith needs to be told. 

Saw this quote this morning and could not be any more truer for us right now:

"Love the people God gave you because he will need them back one day!

11 comments:

Aishlea and Brandon said...

So sweet!

And that quote- right on the money!

His Doorkeeper said...

I'm on Steve ipad since we are driving down the highway but Lauren I wanted to see if you are feeling better today?

Thank you for sharing what your family is going through because there is always someone looking for some hope through the sorrows that life brings.

You always learn so much more in the valleys of life than on the mountaintops. But the real comfort comes when you praise Jesus through it all.

Praying for your family today,
Judy

Marshall said...

Your heart is so beautiful Lauren. And I am so glad you're sharing all of this - it's such an encouragement to me and I'm sure countless others.

How true!! You can actually see their devotion!

Kristin said...

Love this picture...esp love the look on Larry's face looking at his wife!

I needed this reminder today also. Have been feeling bitter and frustrated about the situation we have been in and I do need to remember that God IS in it...even when it hurts!

GreenGirl said...

true reminder of what true love really is...
When you wait for love, this is what you get...
God is indeed amazing.
Thank you Lauren, for sharing your story.
I am grateful that you have shared this...

Arielle said...

So sweet. God is good, all the time!

Lindsey said...

I just love that picture so stinkin' much.
Praying for your family friend. Hugs!

The Morrows said...

I have been praying for your family this weekend. My heart breaks for all of you. Hang in there and rely on the only one who can give your strength!

BARBIE said...

This is so powerful. I am grateful for this woman of strength that sits beside her husband. I know only with God. I am grateful He is holding you all during this time.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I am so sorry that you and your family are having to go through this, but Lauren, your words are so true and so powerful! Sending you big big hugs!

lovejoy_31 said...

I am so touched by this post. I wish that the rest of my family were strong believers. My dad has been very angry with God since the diagnosis. I completely understand that feeling, but it just isn't something I feel personally. I am much more likely to have a long hard cry each and every day. love to your family.