Today I went to Staples, where my son Dustin works, I bought a few things and he helped me carry them to the car. On the back 2 windows of my van are decals in rememberance of Shane. As Dustin helped me load the van, I noticed a woman looking at me from her truck, but knew I didn't know her. As Dustin walked back towards Staples, she waved at me to come over, so I did. She said she had noticed the decals on my back windows and wanted to know if my son was the one in the accident on 47S. I told her he was. She proceeded to tell me that she lives on 47S and passes the intersection where I placed a cross and flowers in his memory. As she passes there every day she says a prayer for me and for our family. I almost went somewhere else today, but had a sudden change of heart. My course took me to a women, who has been praying for our family and with that I feel touched and was glad our paths crossed today.
To all who mourn…he will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the Lord has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory. …I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch.” Isaiah 61:1-2a, 3 & 62:1b NLT
“…that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light… For God will break the chains that bind his people…” Isaiah 9:1a, 2a, 4a NLT