Thursday, October 9, 2008

Memorial Service

A few months ago I was asked to organize this month's Memorial Service at a local hospital for all families who have lost babies in the area. I was so beyond honored to be asked I jumped at the chance! I still am very excited that I get the honor and privelage to do this, but I have to admit that I am struggling.

This morning I have been digging for Scripture verses and poetry to be read at the service and I swear the tears have been flowing since I woke up. I am not saying that it is a bad thing because I really think it is helping me to work through some of my own issues, but it is a huge task and I want to be sure to keep the focus on God and the incredible gifts he has given. These children have touched so many lives and have done God's work on a level that amazes me daily. How on earth do you put any of that into words!?

As I continue to put the pieces together I ask that you would pray for me, and for all the parents, siblings, and grandparents who will be doing readings and the pastor who will deliver the message. This is an important job and I know everyone involved is so honored to be a part of something so great! I know it is going to be one of those "Holy Ground" moments! Where though there is immense sadness, there is also the intense feeling that there is something so much bigger going on. Something bigger than the hurt, the anger, the loss. God is working out his plan and we get to be a part of that!

13 comments:

mrsrubly said...

i will pray for you my sweet friend. what an honor that your doing this for other grieving families. i think you are the perfect person to do this task! you are such a faithful person to our saviour! i admire you. good luck.

Lisa said...

I'm glad you are "allowed" to use scripture in your service... the memorial I went to for our daughters and other babies who have died in our area was just poems and photos... no mention of God in case anyone would be offended...
I haven't been back. May you be a light to the other parents who may not have the hope of Heaven to help them grieve!

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

I will definitely be praying for you & all the families too - we are certain that God has somthing bigger
Marie

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Thinkinf of you. I hope it will be healing for you in many ways.

Emily said...

Oh Kristy, I will definitely be praying for you. I know your heart is torn on this one, but you will do a great job, as no one knows how to celebrate the life of little heavenly miracles like you do. I love you!

M said...

I will be praying for you and the families who have endured so much. I know you will do a wonderful job of getting this ready!

Devin said...

I'd be honored to pray with you for this special occasion. I know the Lord will give you just the right verses and poems to be read...He will guide you as you choose.

I will pray that everything goes smoothly.

The Whalen Family said...

I think its amazing that you doing this! I am definitely praying for you!

Laurie said...

I will be honored to pray for you here Kristy. I know that God will use your experiences and your tender heart to honor these babies and their families, while bringing Him the glory. This IS a "Holy Ground" moment for sure, but He is there in the midst of it. I will be praying and asking the Lord to remove the struggle as you learn from this and pour His Heart out through yours. I just know it will be blessed because I know your heart belongs to Him. I love you girl.

Laurie in Ca.

Corie said...

I am praying. I know by the Grace of God you are going to do this so well. You are an amazing lady.

Suzie said...

As one of the moms that will be attending the service. I must say that I know you will do an amazing job. You always do. I wish there was something I could do to make it easier on you, but I can't. So let me say now, thank you so much for thinking of others in YOUR time of grief. You are such a blessing to everyone you meet. Thanks for being a rock for me over the past 9 months. See you on Tuesday. love you!

Just Me said...

Praying for you as you continue to prepare for the Memorial Service. Mine is tomorrow and I will definitely let you know how it goes. I think it will be very special to be a part of these services (for you AND for me). God will definitely be there to guide you and help you as you need it.

Take care,
Amanda

Laura said...

I know this will be a service that will touch many hearts...your words will be so real and be a drink of water for so many families. Praying for you as you prepare...much grace and strength as you speak. Praying you are comforted as you hear the words you are speaking.