Tuesday, August 14, 2012





Deanna with some of the children of Huancabamba, Peru


Our lives have been a bit of a whirlwind since our return to the states. Deanna's father passed away on August 4th. We made a trip to Kentucky for services and time with family. We had not all been together with her family in way to long. It was a great time of fellowship and catching up.

That may sound a bit insensitive. It really isn't meant to be. Her father was a minister throughout his adult life. 15 years ago, he crashed into a concrete abutment while making hospital visits. He had fallen asleep behind the wheel.

The family lost him that day. He has been present physically since, but the brain damage that occurred that day, claimed his ability to communicate and function. He has been bed ridden for the last 5 or more years, and Deanna's mom has been formidable in her care of him.

Both of their prayers had been that he would pass in his sleep. While the timing was not of their choosing, the Lord did call him home somewhere between midnight Friday, and 7 am Saturday.

This brought to a close, the difficult grieving over a 15 year journey. It brought a raw, sharp conclusion to any idea that the Lord may miraculously heal him, this side of heaven.

However, family and friends were afforded the privilege of celebrating His 81 years of serving and following Jesus.

He had full military honors at his burial. I found that incredibly moving. It stirred a place and a tenderness in me that I had not visited before. It was incredible.

Our time with family was such and encouragement to Deanna's mom.

For the last 15 years, her life has been about her husbands care. Though she was not ready for him to go home, she needs the rest. She looks forward to being able to serve the Lord through the local body, and she will surely encourage and inspire others through her amazing baking talents, and her heart for Jesus.

I am very blessed to have married into this family. Though the storms of life have brought about hardship along the way, they continue to seek and to serve Him.



Deanna began her new school year, yesterday.

That became bittersweet seven years ago. The first day back elicits many difficult memories.

Sometimes I am not as sensitive to this anniversary as I need to be.

Deanna is an amazing music teacher, and blesses the lives of young elementary students with her love for Jesus and for them. She loves collecting their unsolicited hugs. She won't have students until Thursday. When they return, a fresh sense of purpose will wash over her.

We each need that from time to time. He provides the same, when we are seeking Him.

I have missed being here...

brent

11 Comments:

At 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deanna is a beautiful soul!

 
At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deanna - you are a wonderful music teacher. Scotty Biberdorf played bass drum and tenor in the zionsville marching band. Thank you for your guidance during percussion club in 4th grade. I think of B.J. often. Lori

 
At 11:32 PM, Anonymous My little pony games said...

First You got a great blog .I will be interested in more similar topics. i see you got really very useful topics , i will be always checking your blog thanks. Now i need to my blog, you can play, relax and fun with games at here :
friv games 4
friv6
friv 5 games
Unblocked games
Pou
friv 2015 games

 
At 3:25 AM, Blogger 94 hằng said...

Mostly people have all the same things when they are writing academic task or any other writing, especially light music most people like during the writing.
dream league soccer download , dream league soccer apk , download dream league soccer , dream league soccer

 
At 3:28 AM, Blogger 94 hằng said...

Life becomes more interesting and wonderful when you share your memorable moments with friends and family through unique photographs. You can create your own unique style impressed with image editing software. And after hours of work stress you can also

whatsapp messenger
baixar whatsapp
whatsapp plus
download whatsapp
whatsapp baixar

 
At 3:30 AM, Blogger 94 hằng said...

You need to have time to take care of the active. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you.
Hotmail
Hotmail Iniciar Sesión
Iniciar Sesión
Iniciar Sesión Hotmail
Iniciar Sesión
Iniciar Sesión Hotmail

 
At 3:31 AM, Blogger 94 hằng said...

You need to have time to take care of the active. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you.

entrar hotmail agora , hotmail entrar, entrar hotmail , entrar no hotmail

 
At 3:35 AM, Blogger 94 hằng said...

Mostly people have all the same things when they are writing academic task or any other writing, especially light music most people like during the writing.
facebook iniciar sesión , facebook, iniciar sesion , iniciar sesion facebook

 
At 3:39 AM, Blogger 94 hằng said...

I must appreciate the way you have expressed your feelingsthrough your blog!..
banana kong , banana kong , banana kong , banana kong , banana kong

 
At 3:41 AM, Blogger 94 hằng said...

I found a lot of information here to create this actually best for all newbie here. Thank you for this information.
Lenny Face , Text Face , Text Faces , Lenny Face , Text Face

 
At 6:21 AM, Blogger Drag Racer V3 said...

Look advanced to far added agreeable from you. stick-rpg2.com

 

Post a Comment

<< Home