Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Reason for the Season.

Giving is so good, isn't it? On a calculator, it seems that we would lose something by giving, but the burgeoning fulfillment that swells from within surpasses and surprises most of us. The act of giving to someone who may or (even better) may not be on your list often fills a void—be it a void of compassion, consciousness and even a void of loss.

This particular season is different for many of us, not just our family, but also for many in our circles who have suffered greatly and lost much this year. Sometimes it's difficult to feel the spirit that others have at this time. And that's okay.

We may not be with spirit, but the Spirit is with us.

A dear friend of mine passed on a link that is absolutely heartbreaking to hear, but so infinitely profound in its message. It's difficult to believe under normal societal circumstances that God truly loves us, let alone during harrowing personal trials. If you have a moment and are in a place today where you can bear God's plan, give it a listen.

Thanks, Shelby.


motherof2 said...

Dear Thome family,

You are all in my prayers so much during this time. My heart is aching for you. I hope all the good that is being done is easing some of your pain. I love Kyrie. Thank you for sharing her with all of us here.

humblepie said...

Hey, all! Just got this comment on an older post. Wanted to make sure you get to see it. Thank you, Tiffany. We're so happy that you got to "meet" Kyrie, too.

First of all let me start by saying that Kyrie was a beautiful little girl, which I know you are well aware of. Second I want to say thank you so very much! My 6 month old daughter was in the PICU at Wesley Medical Center when Frosty and friends came through this week. It was such a blessing to me, my family and friends who were with me when they arrived. The gifts themselves were overwhelming but then to read Kyries story I knew that you guys must be an incredible family! I had to make sure that I was able to tell you thank you from the bottom of my heart I have truly been blessed by Kyrie and you this week! I know from your vidoe clip that you know full well that this is just the beginning and that Kyrie is watching over you all while she waits! I am incredibly sorry for your loss and eternally greatful for your gift! I pray that God blesses you with an incredible Christmas! Thank you so much. God bless you! Tiffany

Chad E. said...

Tiffany -

Thank you for your comment and it is great that Susan and Rita could help in some fashion. We are thinking and praying for you and your family as well.