The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas

The Reward for Surviving Rough Seas
We are all like sea shells tossed about in rough waters and being re-shaped in wondrous ways. But have you ever contemplated the notion that sea shells have to complete their journey through the rough waters before they get to rest on the shore? Yeah, we are ALL like sea shells and Heaven is The Great Shore.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"I Would Like You To Speak At My Funeral"

Greetings Everyone,
Got so many things on my mind and have come to the conclusion that it will take several posts to get what is on my heart expressed.

But for now...let's start with ONE of the things that happened today.

Before I do that, let me take you back to something I posted last month.
It was titled "Student E and Afghanistan"...perhaps you remember it? 

For those of you who did read, it, I suspect the rest of this story will make more sense.

Let me ease any concerns you might already have....she is alive and well.

She will ship out soon.

The Military has been putting those who are about to ship out, through their paces.

And today, during my lunch, she sent me the following email...5 minutes before my next class would walk in the door.

"I leave in 10 days give or take a day. little nervous now. but I know ill be ok. 

love you.  

also, I put you in a packet of information with your number and gave
it to my mom. 

if I were to die, I would like you to speak at my funeral. 

I know its a morbid subject but it had to be done. :] "

She prepared to die TODAY! 

She wrote her "If you are reading this I am dead." letter to her parents TODAY! 

This War is real.

But it got MORE Real for me Today.

Teaching is real.

But the knowledge that I impacted her life got MORE Real for me Today.

And it humbled me.

It was God Almighty who placed that babygirl in my class to begin with.

And it was God Almighty who opened the door for me to help her.

And I am humbled to know that I was used by The King!

God, Please Keep Her Safe and Bring Her Back Whole In Every Way.

BTW... I agreed to speak at her funeral.  Of COURSE I agreed to speak at her funeral.
But I had a hard time teaching my next class with this on my mind.

In Him,


Harriet said...

What a request.But I am not surprised that God placed this student in your class or you in her life.He places us where he wants us to be at his timing.

Grace said...

Thank You for that my friend.
And HE has been very busy with me recently. More posts coming when my heart is ready to write more about whats been going on.

In Him,