Monday, February 16, 2009

Shout out!

I have to take time this morning to pour out the gratitude that is in my heart.

First of all to my God, my Father, my Strong Tower and my Refuge. God has told me that I can rest in Him. That He will comfort me and He is so very faithful. He has surrounded me by His love in so many forms. He has surrounded me with beautiful Kingdom people who pour His love on me. He has surrounded me with evidence of His great love all around. I KNOW that He loves me.

Next, to my Vaughn. The one who is my completion, the piece that makes me whole. The man who has reassured me and stood by me and prayed with me and cried with me. You ARE MY HERO! I have never known love like the love you give to me - I am so very blessed just to know you, and even the more blessed to be your bride. I love you.

To my Mom, who said "If you need me, I'll be there." Mommy, I will always need you, you gave me life, but I have plenty of love and support here right now, I don't need to worry about you trying to get here and finding a place to stay. I need you, now and always, whether you're here or not, so don't worry okay. I'm going to be alright. I'll call you. I promise. I love you.

To our church family, my dear friends. I haven't even known many of you very long and you just take time out of your lives to pour Jesus out on, not just me, but everyone. Its such a refreshing feeling to see people who aren't afraid to love like Christ. I couldn't even begin to list all the names, but you know who you are.

To Geoff and Angie, for helping the kids to understand and for reassuring them of my love for them. For your thoughts, support and prayers. And to Austin and Bethanie, my sunshine, Mommy LOVES YOU!!! I can't wait until Spring Break!

My friends and family, those who have always been there, your love has made me who I am.

God has truly made Himself known in our lives by the people who He has surrounded us with and we are so very thankful for each of you!

If we can pray for you today, please let us know.


Anonymous said...

I think that its pretty funny that you wrote the "Shout Out" blog on February 16th, making sure that people knew you cared and appreciated and loved them. My sister's husband killed himself on that very day. I cant help but wonder if more people had said the very same things to him, if he would still be here today.
-Geoff's sister, Kris

Kaci Lusk said...

Wow, Kris, your comment means alot to me. Just the fact that you read my blog means alot to me.

Please give my love to Kim, let her know that while I don't know her pain, or that of her little girl, I know that it must still be painful. I will keep them in my prayers.

I miss the friends we used to be, you and I. I hope you, your son and your family are well. Tell your mother I said hello.