Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Knowing in Part . . .

These past couple of days have been filled with joy and sorrow. It's an odd mix, joy and sorrow. Do they belong together?

I ended up going to Sky's docs appt yesterday, his mama was soooo sick. So I took him in and got his check-up and shots and she went home to sleep. Poor thing was really sick.

After our appt, I took him home with me, and he is with me today so mama can recover. She thinks it was food poisoning, but she is feeling much better this morning.

When I received the news about Cassie yesterday I was playing with Sky and my mom was here and there was so much joy in our home.

This may seem weird to some of you, but it was actually the first time mom got to meet Sky in person. Before you go all, "you are a terrible daughter" on me =) mom has a suppressed immune system and I just couldn't bring myself to take him over on the off chance that some little sweet thang at his daycare had given him something that hadn't showed up yet. Did you get any of that?

my door bell rang and it was my sweet mother in a pink cowboy hat (no I'm not making this up) it was so cute... and priceless, because she walks in and there is lil scoot in all his little scootness and my mother just beamed. It was a beautiful moment. One that's tucked away, you know in that special heart chamber.

Then when I heard the news my heart was so sad and full of sorrow for this dear sweet family. It was such a mix of joy and sorrow.

Well, as I was driving down the road this morning, God reminded me of my Scripture memory verse for the next two weeks. It is:

I Corinthians 13:12 (NIV) "Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."

I am only seeing a poor reflection, but sweet Cassie is seeing face to face. I only know in part right now, but she fully knows as she is fully known. This verse has become reality in front of her very eyes. She is in no more pain and she is with Jesus the Author and Perfecter of her faith (last two weeks verse).

God has been weaving a beautiful pattern through Scripture memorization for me, and also leading me to make the Faithbook Prayer Scrapbook. (I'll try to get some more pics up soon.) God is doing such a work in me. He is teaching me so much about trusting Him through EVERY moment and He is preparing me in ways I don't understand at the time.

Cassie was so young, just 24. It's hard. But God is so God and He will remain God in the days ahead. I'm so thankful to have known this wonderful young lady and her family.

Well, I must go in and check on lil Scoot. He is sleeping, beautifully, I might add. Is there anymore precious or joyful a thing than a sleeping baby?

Believing Him,


  1. This is a very insightful post, Dawn. It's so hard to understand death, but we all KNOW it's inevitable. Thank goodness God promises us what He does in His word... or we'd really be hopeless. I'm praying Cassie's family will feel peace during their loss.

    Have fun with Sky!!

  2. there truly is nothing like the peace of a sleeping baby - that they have no worries & know when they wake up, they'll be provided for... oh, lesson in that!!

  3. NOTHING sweeter than a sleeping baby!
    Praying for you!

  4. I am so sorry...I am sure you have some great memories to reflect back on.

  5. Hi,

    Thanks you so much for visiting my blog. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Please know my thougths and prayers are with you.

    You are so right...there is nothing more precious than a sleeping baby! By the way, your blog is beautiful.

  6. I'm so glad that God is using your scripture memory verses to speak comfort to your heart.

    Hope you've had a good day!

  7. At times like these, the Word is such a comfort. It's full of hope and promise from a God who is always faithful.
    Blessings - Lisa