November 1, 2013

Always There

Five months ago, today, the Lord called
our Precious Austin Home to Heaven.
We think of him daily.  His absence is felt.
He is missed in the little things of life,
and in the not so little things.  Painfully so.

There are tears.  Every. Single. Day.


The reality of life without our Austin

is sinking in.  It's always there.  Always with us.
We will carry it with us until the day we die.
It's part of who we are.  Who we've become.

We feel it.  Keenly.  And, it hurts.

So very, very much!

 ~ Austin in Fall 2009 ~

However, Austin is not hurting.  He is not sad.
He does not cry.  He is happy and complete.
He is praising the Lord without hindrance.
He does not have to battle the world,
the flesh and the evil one any longer.

He has been freed from his body of death.


One day, that body will rise in perfection.

It will be reunited with his soul.
One day, that will be true for us, as well.
What a precious future we have if we are the Lord's!

Our hearts are fixed more and more on Heaven.

Less and less on this world.
And, our Precious Saviour is with us in this journey.
He is Faithful.  He is Good.  He does all things well.
His Word is a comfort to our hearts.
His Truth is what keeps us from despair.

So, we walk this day with Him.

Each step.  Moment by moment.  Looking to Him.
It's the only way forward.  There is no other option.
It's a battle to keep our eyes focused.
A battle to keep our hearts set on what's True.
It's what we must do.

By His grace.  In His strength.  For His glory.

May we always be found giving Him praise.
He alone is worthy.

Many Blessings,
Camille

13 comments:

Dianna said...

Absolutely beautiful the way you have shared about the loving, everlasting arms of God our Father surrounding you as you walk through this journey, Camille. You are so dear! (((hugs)))

Donna said...

Beautiful! You are so right ... our eyes are fixed more on Heaven since Amber went to Heaven. I think and pray for you and your family daily.
Hugs,
Donna

Cinnamon said...

Has that much time passed? It doesn't seem possible. God is so comforting with HIS word and when I look to that, HIS truth, I do find such comfort. Comfort stronger than my pain or fears.

Hugs to you Camille ♥

~Cinnamon

Becky L. said...

Such a dear post. I just feel for you so much. It hurts that you hurt for your Austin, even tho it's so good that he's not suffering. Our life is brief here on earth, some lives more brief than others. We fix our eyes on Him, the author and finisher of our faith! He's with us, never leaving us, in the good and bad times, daily times, missing our beloved. Hold on to the promises. Hugs and continued prayers, my friend. Thanks for commenting on my blog posts. I had fun playing with the photos for wacky wednesday. Just cuz!

Julia said...

Your faith continues to encourage me, Camille... Loss and grief go hand-in-hand. You can't have one without the other. I thank God, though, that He is the Lifter of our heads and His Joy is our strength! May He continue to be the Lifter of your heads and your source of joy {{hugs}} JXX

Wanting What I Have said...

Much love to you and yours. Praying for you all. xoxo

Camille said...

Dianna ~ Thank you, my sweet friend. You bless my heart. :)

Donna ~ I so appreciate your prayers my friend...thank you! :)

Cinnamon ~ Yes, the greatest comfort is found in HIS Word. Thank you for your sweet encouragement. :)

Becky ~ Thank you for encouraging me to look to our Great Saviour and the blessings of Austin's present state. We are thankful. :)

Julia ~ Your words are precious. Thank you! :)

Jennifer ~ Your prayers and love bless us so much! :)

With Love,
Camille

Tami said...

Oh friend, I simply have no words other than to say that the Lord is moving mightily through you and your absolute trust and resolve that He will be glorified in this trial. I love you!

Camille said...

Tami ~ My sweet friend....you bless my heart. Love you! Camille

Sun Valley Homestead said...

Thank you for sharing your heart so openly with us. I try every day to live my life more for eternity and way less for this world. And once again, I am so sorry for your loss of Austin.

Camille said...

Dear Connie ~ You bless my heart. You really do. Thank you for your kind friendship and for your sweet words of encouragement. Hugs. :)

Blessings,
Camille

Janet said...

This blessed me today. Our 25 yr. old son was killed on his motorcycle on our anniversary this year 8-22-2013, when a man ran a red light. I feel your hurt and echo your heart, Camille. I know the feelings you are having with upcoming holidays, too. Praying for you and your precious family. Janet

Camille said...

Welcome Janet ~ Thank you for stopping by and for sharing your heart here. It's lovely to *meet* you. I am so sorry for your loss. It is very great and at times may feel as though it will consume you. However, with the Lord...moment by moment it will not overtake! Keep your eyes fixed on the ONE Who is able to keep and to comfort in all these trials of life. I am praying for you. Thank you for your prayers for us...what a blessing!

In His Love,
Camille