Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Long time no chat

I don't have much to blog about today. Haven't really had much to blog about period. I guess that's why several months have passed without an entry. However, I think it would be a good idea to get back in the habit of it.

One thing I've learned recently is how precious life is. Of course, I've always realized that, but haven't had it really hit home how truly blessed most of us are in one way or another. Because Hannah Sobeski and her family belonged to First Baptist Church, our family kept up with them through their caring bridge website.

On November 9th, Lauryn's 8th birthday, Hannah was escorted home into the Lord's presence. Because we had prayed so much for her and her family, and read about her everyday, we really felt a spiritual connection with her and those who were praying for her. Hannah's life counted. Hannah made sure that before she left this earth, she touched as many people for her Savior as possible. We were discussing the amazing way God used this 18 year old girl and the impact she had on those around her when my daughter looked up and said, "I want to be like Hannah." WOW! What an incredible legacy. My daughter wants to be like Hannah because she was faithful servant of God; a willing vessel. And my daughter wants to be like that.

I'm also thanking God for the reminder to hold my children a little closer, give extra hugs and kisses and heap praise upon their heads. To teach them to walk in the ways of the Lord and to pray for them without ceasing. One day I want someone to say, "I want to be like Lynette. She really loves the Lord and gives him her all!" When I approach the throne of Christ, more than anything, I want Him to say, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

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