Friday, December 9, 2011

remembering

today marks 4 years since what many of us, who experienced that day, refer to as "the shooting." in some ways it feels like another life ago but at the same time like it was just yesterday. i guess that's pretty common when you walk through a tragedy such as that. my heart always aches a bit more on this day, especially when i think about the families who are going through another holiday season without tiffany or phil. grief and loss are such difficult processes to walk through and i pray that God continues to bring peace and comfort to their families hearts.

i do rejoice today though in the lives that have been touched as a result of their sacrifice. God can and does use even the most tragic events to bring people to Him. as a result of tiff's scholarship fund several young people have had the opportunity to develop a passion for missions like she had. what an incredible legacy you have left my friend.

sending love to all my ywam family today. wishing i could sit and chat and hug each one of you. we're scattered all over the world now but i am so grateful that we can come together on this day and really remember.

grace and peace,

4 comments:

Erin said...

Grieving is something that can, unfortunately, last years. But that grief can also bring us memories and build our strength. Lots of prayers for you and the families who have lost a loved one.

Ashley @ Gratitude and Latitude said...

I'm sorry your heart is hurting today. Keeping you, your friends, and the families of the victims in my thoughts and prayers.

Dana said...

So sorry my sweet friend!! I am praying for you as well as the families that lost their loved ones :( Grief is soo hard and losing a loved one is always an ache you have in your heart! Sending you lots of love and hugs!!!!!!

jakofhearts said...

I'm so sorry, Susan. It doesn't seem fair that a place where you should find healing and love holds such painful memories. Prayers for you and Tiffany and Phil's families. Hugs.