Friday, September 14, 2012

What I am Doing Now

Taking communion at Grace Episcopal with my kids


  1. A beautiful sight to behold. I wish grace, healing and joy to your family. I know some of them are smiling down and giving strength. Your love has grown and filled every inch of the canvas ;0)

  2. Glad to see you're keeping the faith my friend. There is strength in the Lord. Your little angels are so lucky to have fallen in your arms. What better gift to give someone than the gift of love, the gift of the Lord?

    You continue to be in my prayers. Strength and blessings my friend.

  3. Don, that is such a precious sight. There are no other words to describe it. I pray the Lord gives you strength and endurance, I know you already have the love and patience.

  4. Thank you for the inspiration of your faith and your art. May the Lord bless you and your family, especially at Christmas time, when we observe the Greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ.

  5. I met all three of your blessings in the park today, as they enjoyed the sunshine and played with two of my children. It was such a joy to see them enjoying life as all children should. Although I do not know your family, I have prayed for you all, along with my own children.

    About a month to the day before your tragedy, I personally survived a similar experience, I, however, reached out to the police in a moment of terror/bravery and my husband was arrested before he could carry out his threats. My children and I fled to a safe house and have spent the last year in therapy and court, (both criminal and divorce)slowly going through the process of rebuilding our lives from nothing.

    Without the help of The Center, Green Valley Community Church and so many strangers(not to mention Victims Witness), I do not know where we would be today.

    I know that your life has been one new challenge after another and that the road has probably seemed overwhelming at times. But God has been with you, as he has my family and he will continue to keep us in his hands. I remind myself of this as I struggle to gain control of my finances and support my children and I, all the while being there for them as their only parent.

    Although my situation does not hold the sorrow your must carry in your heart, I do understand many of the trials you have faced in the last year, as I have been living them at the same time. My prayers will continue to be with you and yours.

    And while I am sure you have all the support you need and more, know that you have at least one more friendly face cheering you on.

    I do hope that our children will enjoy a sunshine filled day in the park again soon.
    Many prayers and Best Wishes,
    Afton Arnold