August 26, 2009

God is Good.

As hard as it is for anyone to understand what I am going through right now, know that God is good. His unfailing love has carried me through the past month as if i never walked a day since Brayden and Kenadi left this Earth to return home to Him. I know that God weeps with me and for me for He too knows the pain of losing a child. Brayden and Kenadi's life was short, but it was fulfilled to the very end. I am inspired by the life of my children, I never realized how much impact their short lives would have on, not only the community around me, but the many ears that have heard of this tragedy. I am pleased to know that this tragedy has saved at least 4 lives for Jesus. God is being glorified and Satan is NOT going to win. He thinks that he will destroy me but he messed with the wrong woman of God. I am on the RIGHT team and I have the many people interceding on my behalf EVERY day praying for peace and strength and comfort. Thank you all so much. I cannot express my true gratitude because I am in awe of the love and blessings we have received since July 29. Though I am in pain, I will forever Praise His name. He gave me two beautiful children who blessed my life so much in the 2 years that I had with them. He has also given me a new life growing inside of me that will return joy to my life in 3 months. I long for the day that I will see my beautiful daughter and son again. I am pleased to know that I taught my children who Jesus was and when they arrived in Heaven they knew Him and could sing Jesus Loves Me with Him.
The road ahead is going to be very hard for Gregg and I, but we have God, each other and thousands of people praying for us. Thanks again for all the prayers and notes. God Bless you.

46 comments:

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Thank you for posting! I can't imagine how hard that was for you. I am one of those praying for you, and will continue to each day!

dg darling said...

It's nice to hear from you. I am just so very sorry for your loss. May you be blessed with continued comfort. You are in my prayers...

Our wild zoo! said...

I felt the spirit so strongly as I read your post. With tears dripping down to the keyboard, I weep hearing your story. But your HOPE, your strength, your witness of Jesus Christ is so inspiring. What a light you are to so many people. I stand in awe and admiration as you give satan a black eye. Yes, he did mess with the wrong woman. What a cherished daughter of the King that you are. Your story has impacted me so greatly, I cannot even express. I will continue to lift your family in prayer.

Autumn said...

I am praying for you daily. God is GOOD!

Kether said...

I am praying for your peace and for your continued walk with God. Thank you for sending a message of hope in the midst of darkness.

Tina said...

My goodness. I can hardly believe the words that you've written. That is the kind of faith I want to have. That is the kind of love I want to have for the Lord.

Coming through the fire, shining like gold. Satan sure is messing with the wrong woman.

Brandi said...

I am not sure what happened to your precious babies but I do know that they are sooo happy right now in Heaven!!! I am so sorry for your loss and I have been praying for you and your family since I heard of your loss.

Lori Griffin said...

Your family has been on our hearts and in our prayers. `

Emily said...

I'm praying for you.

Cheryl said...

My prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourself.

Chris said...

I am so sorry . I have no word but just want to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I found your blog from Kelly's korner.
Again Praying for you .

Meg said...

There is no way for me to be able to say that I know what you are going through, just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lacey McKay said...

Your story is spreading and your precious babies will never be forgotten! I love the picture on your last post because it looks like Heaven...or at least what I imagine Heaven looks like.

Anonymous said...

Gods blessing upon you and your family. I do know your pain. Only your faith will carry you. I know you will never fail. God loves you more than you can ever know. His tears are for you, his joy is that two of his childern are back home. Love you in Jesus name.

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

It's nice to hear from you! I started following you from Kelly's Korner! You and your family are in our prayers and I look forward to meeting your babies one day in the Kingdom of God! They are our angels!


Katie

HB said...

May the Lord bless you and keep you. My heart breaks for you.

Michelle said...

God is amazing and so are YOU!

DeAnne DuBose said...

We love you both and we are praying for you daily!

Nancy, Jeremy, and Jack said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. What a testimony!

Linda said...

I am so deeply sorry for your family's loss. How comforting to know that your babies are with Jesus! I found your blog referenced on someone else's and was shocked when I clicked on the link to discover that we share the same last name! Maybe our families are related? Praying for you all to experience peace.

Stacy said...

May God continue to comfort you and give you strength. You and your husband are in my prayers.

God Bless you both.

Misty said...

Meredith
I think about you and Gregg often. Please know that I am here and have been in a similar situation. As different of situations as it was that our children left, it is the same pain.

I'm sure you didn't hear, but when Beth's son Chandler heard he told her, "Mommy, don't worry Madyson is in Heaven and can play with them" It still brings teas to my eyes!!

Thinking about you!!

Misty

Deborah Anne Whitfield said...

I read your story through Kellys Korner...My heart breaks for you and your husband...the loss of a child is something that we as parents I feel should never have to experience. I know that the only thing that keeps you going is your faith and dont ever forget that faith and that the Lord has you in the palm of His hand. He loves you more than you know. I pray for continued peace over you and your family.
God Bless you!

Anonymous said...

Meredith, I too am praying for you and Greg daily. Your faith and hope is an example for us all to follow. I pray God will keep you healthy and strong for your other precious one coming soon. God bless you my dear friend. Kelley Garner

Anonymous said...

Meredith-

I am so sorry for your families loss. I have prayed and thought of you all so much in the last month. Reading your post tonight has left me in awe, and wanting to be a "better" daughter of Him. Your faith is amazing to me! I pray for a safe delivery of your daughter, and that you and your husband will find peace and comfort.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for clinging to Jesus in such a way that gives us all hope. I pray that you will continue to press into Him, every minute of every day.

RaD said...

Wow. That's all I can say. You are so strong. I pray that I never experience what you have gone through but if I do, I pray I would come through refined, just as I believe you are. You are a testimony to many. Hold tight! I praise God he is carrying you through. You will be in my prayers.

jag said...

Also weaping as I read. Your faith is inspirational. I continue to pray for you.

Andolicious said...

I found you thru Kellys Korner. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful children. I don't know what happened, but I do know that they are having so much fun with God! You have amazing strength. Know that many people are praying for you, including me!

Stephanie H. said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your babies. Praying for you and your family and thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Pineapple Princess said...

Praying right along side of you.

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about you and checking your blog daily. You seem so strong and that is only by Gods grace. You need to stay strong for that little baby inside of you. Will keep you in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I found your blog through Kelly's Korner. I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family.

God has put it on my heart to tell you this. When my grandmother was a very young wife and mother, her oldest daughter (a little girl aged 6) died from whooping cough. This was, no doubt, a very tragic time for her, but what I remember most is this: When I was growing up (30 years later) my grandmother would remember that time aloud to me. She would talk about it and how hard it was, but she would always end with the thought that her baby girl was happy in Heaven and then she would say these words, "I would not wish her back to this old, cruel world now even if I could."

I can't begin to imagine your pain, but wanted to let you know that I am praying for you often. God WILL take you through this to the other side of the pain. May He surround you with His Peace that goes beyond our human understanding.

Blessings,

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Marianne said...

I am so sorry for your tragic loss but admire your tenacious strength and belief. My prayers are with you.

Carol said...

I can't even imagine your pain. I rejoice with you for our Savior who will see you through this horrible time. What an incredible witness this is for your readers and for those praying for you.

May the Lord be with you and your husband in your time of grief. God is so good, all the time.

Blessings and Giant Hugs,
Carol

Heather said...

Mere, as I've told you 100 times on facebook, you and Gregg are such an inspiration. Your faith and strength amazes me. I'm not sure what I would do in your shoes, but I would like to think I could be as stong and faithful as you. I know you can't wait for that precious little girl to get here. Love you guys.

Our Journey said...

I am so very sorry for your loss and I pray for you and your family each and everyday.

Anonymous said...

I just came to your blog through Kelly's yesterday. I was so surprised to see your post. You are a true woman of faith, and I wish you all the happiness imaginable with your new little one! May God bless you and your family!

Anonymous said...

You are showing everyone what it truly means to be a follower of Christ. No one would blame you if you cursed God for allowing this, yet you know Him, and, like the song says, you will praise Him in this storm. God bless you!

L in Alaska

The Morris Family said...

Its a long journey, we are a bit ahead of you all, our twin Joel at age 3 with the Lord, 1/23/07. Only with the Lord, can we even begin to walk through this "shadow of death." The scriptures have been my strength and hope.

The Lord gave me this verse to hold on to

A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, because I go to the Father

And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh form you

(John 16:16&22)

Hold on to those 4 words,"in a little while."

Knowing the burden.....

Cindy

Anonymous said...

You have blessed me with your thoughts. I am numb right now. Thank you for sharing. Just know that you have witnessed more in these few lines than a hundred sermons could have done!!!!

God bless you!

Katie said...

My hear it breaking for you. Stay strong in the Lord. I know that He will use you and your family for His purposes which are hard to understand.One day it will be crystal clear. I long for that day.
Praying for you.
Katie <><

Team Allred said...

I can't begin to imagine what you are going through. I am so sorry! You are such a strong woman and mother.

Kimberly said...

Praying for you.

Anonymous said...

My heartfelt prayers go out to you, your husband, and your mother. Your strength and faith totally amaze me. Please take good care of yourself and your baby to be.

KD said...

Thank you for sharing those things we like to keep inside. I have a child with stage IV cancer,and am very tired from tending all the things there are to tend. We are using all natural therapy, which is a lot of work, but worth it. I have found myself getting grouchy with the other children, we have 7 more. But, after reading your story the Lord has pricked my heart to change my attitude! I am praying for your healing, I know God's grace is sufficient! Karen