Late at night, I like to check out the Blogs I follow.
They are good folks, who farm, who love the Lord.
Reading their Blogs, and seeing their farming lives and animals,
Late in February,
I clicked on Terri's Blog "Our Crazy Farm" and let out a late-night gasp.
It was titled "A New Home".
Terri didn't miss a beat.
She wrote her Blog, as she would any other day,
and outlined Trent's "new home" ~ Heaven.
It caught me so off guard.
I was used to seeing baby goats, or children riding ponies, or the latest canning project.
But this? I was frozen on the page.
As condolences poured in, Terri wrote:
"Know that God's plans and God's grace are greater than ours. We have been rejoicing since Friday for the good work that God has done! We have prayed for over 12 years for Trent to go to heaven one day and to be used by God in a mighty way~ and God has honored that.
Who are we to complain when and how??"
As the days unfolded, I followed Terri's Blog. I have to admit, it wasn't easy at times. Seeing the beautiful pictures of a boy I had not even met, made my heart heavy with sorrow. But I kept coming back...
Why? Because what I found wasn't what one would expect.
There was no pity, no blame, no hate at the world for what happened.
Quite the opposite.
I found grace.
I found the love of God.
I found a mother, who lost her son, but understood that loss in an intimate way.
It's been over a month, and I've continued to follow "Our Crazy Farm".
Tonight, I felt the need to share, as did other Bloggers,
due to the words Terri had flow from her heart to hand.
I've never met Terri, but feel she is filled with an amazing love and understanding of the Lord's plan.
A plan that is available to all, just for the asking.
Today, she writes this. Click it here.
I hope the Lord continues to bless her with understanding, healing and faith,
and the ability to witness to His word and promises.
Until tomorrow, God willing.