Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Hello Dear Ones:

Just in case anyone checks the time a post is posted, yes it is 1:10 AM. I obviously cannot sleep tonight. For a few reasons. One-I have tons of t-shirt ideas running through my brain. Two-remembering the VA Tech Tragedy one year ago today. Isn't it so hard to wrap your head around such terrible things? I remember Coach speaking at church right after everything happened. Coach if you are reading this please forgive gaps in my memory. I just remember him talking about a list of tragedy's like Katrina, the war in Iraq, The Tsunami, and how they reek havoc and destruction. He then went on to say how it was nothing compared to the havoc and destruction Jesus Christ would reek on pain and suffering and death. I hope I am conveying this right because it was not in any way disrespectful to anyones pain but encouraging rather to the victory we have in Christ. He has conquered death and the grave.

"...Death is destroyed forever in victory." "Death where is your victory? Death where is your pain?
I Cor. 15:54b & 55

"He will destroy death forever. The Lord God will wipe away every tear from every face."
Isaiah 25:8

So I am praying for the victim's families today. For the Lord to wipe away their tears. 

I like Job can "speak of things I do not understand and talk of things too wonderful for me to know." So I hope this all makes sense.

Chris my "brother from another mother with the same perfect father" I am still waiting on that sermon. It seems fitting for today.

Well, I guess that is it for today. Crystal I did get your tag which I will get to, it just didn't seem fitting for today. I hope my mind can rest now. The alarm will go off before I am ready for it too.

Hug your loved ones and tell them what they mean to you!


  1. I just linked from someone elses blog and started reading yours. It was weird b/c you apparently are in VA and so am I. The VT symbols got me starting to read your blog since I live in Christiansburg and work in Blacksburg. (My hubby is a VT Alumni) Today is still very surreal. It does not seem like it has been one year since the tragedy at all. We will all continue to pray for the families and for healing to all affected.

    I am so hooked on all the adoption blogs that I'll add you to my list. I have been hoping to find someone in VA (and apparently not too far away) that was in the adoption process and I think the Lord must have led me your way!

    I'll continue reading and praying for your adoption.


  2. i will get you the sermon soon! i liked the blog.....very appropriate!

    we are not submissive to suffering! suffering is submissive to us thanks to christ!

  3. Leslie,
    I think we were supposed to connect. E mail me offline if you want. We can get to know one another. I am very close.

  4. Nice heartfelt post Michelle.... even being a Dukie and not too big on the Hokies(sports wise that is) that day affected us all.... I can actually remember the phone convesations we had that day as it was all coming out....

  5. thank you for this entry. you put into words what was on a lot of people's hearts yesterday.

  6. Hi, I'm glad I came across your blog! I can't believe it's been a year either. I don't live in Virginia, but remember it, and how sad it all was!

    I have a friend who is also adopting from Guatemala! I hear also that it is getting difficult to allow the process to continue, are you finding that these struggles are true for you?

    It's amazing how many adoptions blogs I have run into, at random! We would also like to adopt since I have such a difficult time carrying my babies to term! It all seems so overwhelming!

  7. Trish,

    So glad to have you visit my blog and I love getting comments. The whole Guatemala process is very difficult right now. Basically on hold with no idea when things will open back up. We keep it before the Lord and our faith has certainly been stretched. i hope you come back and visit again. Let me know if you end up on the path of adoption. Feel free to e mail me offline and tell me about yourself. Thanks again for visiting.

  8. Hope everything goes fine and God Bless U & ur nice family in adopting a lil lady Mercy!

    Greetings from Stockolm,

    Pls. visit my both blogsites:


"As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord."

Joshua 24:15

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