Nov 15, 2007

another prayer request

I have been holding this to my heart for the last week, unable to put it to words. One of those times where words are just too painful, to permanent.

Today, I have the wake for a dear friend, her name is Kim. Last Thursday she went home to be with the Lord. She has left behind a 16 year old son, Zac, her only child. Zac does not have a father. Kim has been my friend since childhood and though for the last year she has been in our prayers daily, we thought she was getting better, her death took us by surprise.

I ask that you pray for those she left behind- her son Zac, her sister Kandie and her husband Luis, her parents Donna and Bill. These in her family know God, but there are others that don't. Saturday we will be having a memorial celebration service, please pray that ears will be opened and lives surrendered.

I ask for strength, as I am broken. It's hard to lose a friend, harder to lose one that is like a sister, family. Tears flow heavily, though I rejoice that she is with Jesus-selfish tears, but tears just the same. I don't feel like I am strong enough, but I know my God is, I confess that I don't have the strength to walk out today or Saturday, but I want to be there with my family. We have been told we are to sit with the family-right now, I am not even sure I have the strength to sit...puddle maybe, sit~questionable.

There will be many children at both of these services, as Kim touched the lives of hundreds of children and parents with her ministries. Kim was a servant, a giver and a huge asset for God's kingdom. This will be the first of such a service for many, including my children.

I will leave this post with what my youngest, King Bonkie (4) said upon being told that God had brought 'Miss Kim' home to heaven last Thursday. We again prayed for the family, cried and thanked God together-then he grabbed me by the arm and pleaded with me to show him 'Miss Kim with Jesus.' Somehow in his child like mind, he thought I could go to the computer and access the party in heaven, he wanted to see her whole and in Jesus' arms. Me too.

Jesus, help us to see.


Debbie said...

Kimmie, I am so very sorry for you loss. I will say a prayer for this family.

Sniz said...

I loved the picture you created about seeing "the party in heaven" on the computer. But we can make that image in our mind and look forward to it. My heart breaks for your grief.

Lovella said...

Kimmie, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my bridesmaid several years ago and it felt so surreal. I love your King bonkie. Blessings on your family as you celebrate a life well lived.

Sondra said...

I am so sorry that you lost your best friend. I truly understand loss and know how much your heart must be aching. I will keep you and this family in my prayers.

Greta Jo said...

oh kimmie, I am sorry for your loss. I pray that the lord will open the ears and hearts of those who do not know him at your friends service. I also pray that you will lean on God's strenght during your time of lose.

If you need anything I am here for you.

Velvia said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I will be praying for you,and the family and friends of your dear friend. I pray for His peace to reach deep into the hearts of all who are grieving this loss.
Love, Velvia

Emily said...

I'm so sorry. I can understand what you're going through in a small way, walking alongside my friend as she prepares for her mil's funeral on Saturday.

On one hand you're happy that they're with HIM.

I mean. What's better, right? That's why we were created.

But it's a huge hole to lose someone you love.

Quinne said...

Hi Kimmie :) I am so sorry, and I am praying! Love, Q

Cahleen 何凱琳 said...

I'm so sorry, Kimmie! I will be praying.

Foxy5 said...

The world wide web is a huge thing, and much can be found... but party's in Heaven aren't a click away. :) I think thats adorable that your son asked to see that.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I pray that your heart aches a little less each day.

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

Oh Kimmie--

So sorry for your loss of your dear friend! I pray you will feel the Lord's tender embrace during your sorrow!

Shawnda said...

Oh wow. Thank you for sharing with us that we can join you in prayer. I can't imagine....though I know it's inevitable that I will also experience this one day. I've been reminded of David Brainard's life and Jonathan Edwards affections for him. God is strong in your weakness, sister. May you know His presence more now through this than ever before, and may this loss be a lifetime of gain in knowing Him deeper still! What are the long-term plans for her son?

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