Steve is my rock, He is the one to keep me balanced, and bring me back when I let my emotions get carried away (even if I don't like it). He keeps things in perspective while we are on our path, even when there are bumps along the way. One of our bumps happened while we were away. A dear friend (Steve) passed last Friday leaving behind a wife (Amy) and four young children. All I wanted to do is hold my kids and Steve close, but I was on a flight to Dallas to be with my friend and attend the funeral.
That is what brings me to Friends. My friend Amy is strong and I know that she and her children will be all right. While they will miss their dad and husband, they know that there is a plan, and that Heavenly Father is in charge. Amy has such poise. She spent much of her time during the viewing giving comfort to those who came to comfort her. I laughed and cried remembering the times we spent together with our families. While in Dallas (36 hours) I spent time with friends I have not seen in a very long time. Enjoying dinner and late night snacking while we laughed and cried together. I learned of births, marriages, missions, callings, children, teens, and divorces. Even when hearing sad new I was in the safety net of my friends.
Finally Faith. It is through my faith in Jesus Christ that I know life will be all right even with these bumps. He is my Savior, my Comforter; he brings peace into my crazy life (yes, I know I create much of the crazy). It is through this eternal perspective that I know that Amy and Steve will one day be together again. I know that Heavenly Father welcomed Steve home and will help him continue on his journey, until it is time for Amy to be by his side.
While this last week was bittersweet, it had helped me see the things I need to do to get where I want to go. It has taught me to know what I need to do to be a better mom, wife, sister, aunt, daughter, friend, and of course a child of God. It is with my Faith, Family, and friends that I will get there.