Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wishing our Granddaughter a Happy Birthday...Wherever She Is!
Not that I needed the alarm on my cell phone going off to remind me that today is our oldest Grand-daughters 6TH birthday but it was still a lot like rubbing salt in an open wound. This will be the second birthday we have missed celebrating with her and not knowing where she is or how shes doing...what shes being told or what she thinks about her grandparents "disappearing", has caused a plethora of pain....at least for me! It's been close to 2 years since we have last seen or heard from her and her siblings and the vacuum that has been left in all their absence is staggering to say the least. There is barely a waking moment that goes by that we are not thinking and praying for both her and Joshua and Liberty. So...in the absence of being a part of your life, Lily.....Happy Birthday from your Gramma and Grampa Williamson and please KNOW that you are missed, loved and wanted!!!!
We have no idea if any of the cards or gifts we send are getting to you but know that we will not rest or stop praying for the three of you until you are restored into our lives. In the mean time, just know that we are praying for you without ceasing and that we will NEVER give up wanting you (and the others!) back in our life where you belong! In closing, I want to speak these verses over you and ask the Fathers richest blessing on you not only today as you celebrate but each and every day of your life! I can only ask somehow, someway, someday you will see this and know and understand that none of this was our doing or our desire.....we love you Lily...be blessed!
Ephesians 1:17-19~ "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray that the eyes of your hearts may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believe."
I Thessalonians 3:16~ "Now, may the Lord of peace Himself, give you peace at all times and in every way. the Lord be with all of you (and all of us.) Amen.
Numbers 6:24-26~ "The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace."
John 17:11,15,17~ "Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your Name so that they may be one., My prayer is not that you take them out of the world, but that you protect them from the evil one. Sanctify them by the truth, for Your Word is truth."