Thursday, August 19, 2010

Atlanta

I arrived safely to humid Atlanta last night. I was greeted by all three of my siblings and my mother- it was a bitter sweet meeting. I was somewhat emotional at first.
I wanted to say THANK YOU all for your prayers. Definitely God is working. Lizzie is doing VERY well. I am very impressed with her strength.
We stayed up until 4:00 talking about Mike, how he went to be with the Lord, the future, etc...
I wanted to share something with you all.
As you know, in September we had planned a 4 day cruise with my parents for their 40th anniversary. When Lizzie was out last month I had randomly mentioned how nice it would be if she could come too- I, however, never mentioned to Mike that I would love for her to come with us. The next day Lizzie was mentioning to Mike what I said and he immediately said she should go. She quickly rebutted NO- I was just with Kathy on a cruise- I need to be home with you. He continued to tell her that she needed to go with us- His comment to her was "YOU NEED YOUR FAMILY" so he talked with me and I added her to the room with us. All was planned.
Now isn't God WONDERFUL how he placed that on Mike's heart!? You see she will be with us during this time- when she needs us! When she told me this I could not keep the tears in! I am NEVER amazed at how God works everything out for our good- even when we don't realize it.
Once again, THANK YOU for your prayers. I know that God is listening to ALL OF YOU!

4 comments:

Rosalyn said...

God is great! Even when we don't understand. I can't wait to be with you guys! Thanks for this wonderful insight! We love you!

rita said...

EVER amazed...

Anonymous said...

Dad Goossen and I are glad to hear you arrived safely and are there with Lizzie. How beautiful that God in His omniscience arranged that cruise so that you could be together to relax and continue to console one another. We pray for you all throughout the day as you are constantly on our hearts.

Lhoyt said...

When I checked, I just had enough time left of my vacation and personal time to take the days of bereavement w/pay. God provided even there.
But what is most exciting is to see how God's family has united behind us in prayer. Thanks to all!!