My sentimental journey

An ordinary girl's walk with an extraordinary God.

My Loss Heaven’s Gain

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On May 1st my precious mama went to be with the Lord… Resting from writing on my blog while I prepare for my  mom’s Celebration Of Life service, which will be held the day before Mothers’ Day .. Knowing she is rejoicing with her loving Heavenly Father and all her loved ones that have gone before her, this far exceeds any box of chocolates she would have received from me. Happy Mother’s Day mama you will be greatly missed.

Author: Lisa Thompson Jennings

Hello my name is Lisa,.it would be so delightful to sit down with you swapping life's stories..Reveling in God's goodness,sharing our battles won and those we still are fighting. Finding sacred ground together in heartbreak, redemption , forgiven and blessed hope that promises not to disappoint us. A little about me ... I love God with all my heart stumbling along the way as I do , I talk a lot but still covet listening, Laughter and being creative are not options for my soul would wither with the lack of them. My husband Kevin and I have been married for 27 years and blessed with two boys Derek 22 and Trent 19. It's been 22 years since I worked outside of the home some of those twenty-one years were spent homeschooling, coupon clipping and keeper of the Jennings household. Counting it pure joy to watch our amazing boys turn into outstanding young men.While this earthen vessel laden with cracks and flaws by God's intentional grace and renewed strength made it through. A touch of God's redemption from past misfortunes that included surviving sexual abuse, a failed first marriage, eating disorder, panic attacks, intense gripping fear and crushing low self esteem. Drawn to a God that can right wrongs, bring beauty where ashes once laid ,all the while lovingly speaking His worth and value into weary, parched souls. So that we can not only survive as victims but thrive as a people walking in glorious victory, blazing a trail of freedom for anyone held in chains of injustices, personal failure or loss. So thankful God is all about new beginnings, fresh starts and slates wiped clean.. our past misfortunes merely spring boards of new found hope and deep abounding joy ... it's a privilege to be a fellow sojourner in this path to greater wholeness and liberation. Charles Dickens writes "Reflect on your present blessings every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some". Celebrating present and future Heavenly blessings with you

2 thoughts on “My Loss Heaven’s Gain

  1. Lisa, I have been reading your blog and following your dear Mother’s progress. The first time I read it I knew I had found someone who understood the feelings of watching her Mother struggle with illness. I was going through the same with my own Mother and like you I loved her more than I could express. She passed away Jan 29, 2013 and I have missed her so much. What comforts me is my faith in knowing she is with our Lord and feeling no pain. We were so very close and over the past several weeks I have thought to myself,”Mom knows what heaven feels like. She knows what Jesus looks like. She is with my beloved grandparents and uncle again. We shared everything when she was in this world so I yearn to know what she knows now. I find myself almost begging her to reach out to me somehow. I want to tell her how much I love her–just one more time. But these things have not happened–at least for me they have not. Still—I know our souls will connect one day and we will laugh again. I will see her green eyes and as usual find myself in them. Someday, she will be there waiting for me and I will feel her warm loving arms again so until then I talk to her. I do not know if she can hear me. She may be busy with heavenly things–but I will see her again.
    My prayer for you in the coming weeks is comfort. I know you have a beautiful face but more importantly you have a beautiful soul.
    Thank you for what you share and I am sending you much love—Rebecca in Atlanta

    • Oh dear sweet Rebecca, thank you so much for taking the time to write me with your kind words and comforting truths.. My heart is breaking with her loss and never felt truly ready to let my mama go . I’m going to miss her so much, I’m so sorry for your loss and heartbreak as well.. maybe our moms are fast friends already bringing their daughters comfort in our time of sorrow. I just happened to look at my blog and I did not want to miss thanking you for your comment. I would like to write you more tonight however I’m very tired from a long day .. Look forward to writing a longer reply when I have my wits about me .. Blessing Lisa

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