For Hannah

Writing this first blog post is actually harder than I thought, there is so much rolling around in my head that I don’t even know where to begin.  Bill and I will both be writing posts, so check back often.  Our prayer is that everything we share on this site Glorifies God.

 I’ll start with this…We miss Hannah so much!  If you have lost a child you know how we feel.  People have asked “What is the hardest part?” well it’s that we miss our sweet little girl (and Jacob misses his big sister and best friend); we miss her all day every day.  Many well meaning and truly concerned people have said “I know today will be a hard day” referring to a certain day (Birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc…), but honestly no day is any different than another, we just miss her and want to be with her.  Sometimes we start to feel guilty about “longing” to see Hannah, but about a week ago we came across a great blog post by Randy Alcorn.  It addresses the issue that we have struggled with, does it dishonor God for us to long for reunion with loved ones. 

 In Alcorn’s blog he reassures us that it is not dishonoring to God, as he writes:  “Paul tells the Thessalonians that we’ll be reunited with believing family and friends in Heaven: “Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. . . . God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. . . . We who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them. . . . And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words” (4:13-14, 17-18). Our source of comfort isn’t only that we’ll be with the Lord in Heaven, but also that we’ll be with each other.”  This same bible passage that Alcorn writes about is one that we chose to be a part of Hannah’s funeral service.

God wants our focus to be on our eternal life with Him, not on our temporary existence here.  As hard as it is to be here without Hannah, we are here to serve Him, to worship Him and to love others as He loves us.  Our commission is to share the good news of Jesus Christ, which we will do as long as we’re here….but, we still wait ‘’longingly” for the day we are with her again.  We pray that soon Jesus will appear in the clouds and with a shout call us to Him and we will be with Him and our precious Hannah for eternity!  My question to you is, after God and Jesus, who do you long to see?

2 Corinthians 4:17  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

In Him,


Here is a link if you would like to read Randy Alcorn’s full blog post

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