Celebrate the Everyday


Why Celebrate the Everyday? I always start my day by repeating to myself Psalm 118:24- "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." It's a reminder that even in the midst of the mundane and on the hardest of days, there is always something to celebrate, always something to be grateful for! Join me as I document our family's journey of homeschooling our son.

To my brother-

I cannot believe it has been 8 years since your accident and the day we lost you. I don't let myself go back to that day very often mainly because I remember every single detail and that is not how I choose to remember you. The memories of that day brings forth so much sadness and you would not want that. Instead today I will remember the fantastic 19 years I had with you. I will remember the way you loved my son and the joy and happiness he brought you whenever you saw him. I have so many pictures of you holding Zach, and a video of you helping him open all his presents on his first Christmas, I cherish them!

God's plan for your life may have been fulfilled in 19 years but the astounding thing is his plan for your death and legacy. It has brought forth a tremendous amount of change and growth in the lives of those you loved. It is because of you, I have the relationship I do with the Lord. That in turn has led to my son committing his life to Jesus and be baptized. I know you would be blown away by the thought of YOU leading to people to Christ but, you did bud! My marriage, my job as a parent, and the relationships I have are all strengthened because of my love for Jesus.

Jeremiah 29:11 says:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Your time of this earth may have come to an end bud, but don't doubt for a second that your legacy does not live on. My hope is that in Heaven you can see what is going on in the lives of those you loved. I know that you are cheering us on. I can't wait for the day I am finally home and can hug you again!

Your loving sister,


Tashmica said...

What a testimony of your great faith Nichole. I have so much respect for you and am grateful that you're brothers contribution to your faith walk. I am even more grateful that I get to see it :)

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