An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A New Home

On Friday February 18th Trent went home to heaven. God's peace that surpasses all understanding is at this point being poured out on our household and we are rejoicing in His goodness. God granted Trent salvation last summer and we all enjoyed the fruit in his young life. Already we are seeing God move in mighty ways and desire to see Him glorified in it. Dance before your king my son.

17 “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.
19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more.
20 “Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; the one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child; the one who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed.
21 They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

22 No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy the work of their hands.
23 They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them.
24 Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.

25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the LORD.


Elizabeth, Liz, Lizzy, MOM!! said...

Dear Lord Jesus, wrap your arms around this family. I am crying for you. I am rejoicing for him.

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

I'm so sorry. I'm in shock. What a beatiful boy.

Teresa said...

Terri I am in tears for you, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family during this time.

Brenda said...

Oh, Terri. My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry. I pray the Lord continue to hold you and your household in his loving hands.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Terri, I just want you to know that I can not put into words my pain. We are praying so hard for you and your family.

the canned quilter said...

I send my love and grieve with you my friend. I also rejoice that Trent is indeed in the presence of his father and savior. He shall be missed by his family on earth and remembered always. No pain is greater than a mother losing her child but know that we all love you.

Renee said...

Terri, I am so sorry. You will be in our prayers.

Nancy M. said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I have no idea what you are going through, but know that the Lord will see be with you always!

OurCrazyFarm said...

Ladies~ Thank you for sharing this walk with us! Know that God's plans and God's grace are greater than ours. We have been rejoicing since Friday for the good work that God has done! We have prayed for over 12 years for Trent to go to heaven one day and to be used by God in a mighty way~ and God has honored that. Who are we to complain when and how?? I will share more when everything settles down here (we are headed to 2 church services and then to put together final plans for the funeral/celebration of life). Trent died in a skiing accident with his youth group. In God's sovereignty he went just the way he would have wanted to go, in the woods. God's mercies have been many and amazing! We are praising him for them! Feel free to share the photo and our message on facebook (I understand it is already on there) or your blog as we are trusting God to use this for salvation for many and long for the real story of God's glory to be known through it. I love you all and will share more soon. Terri

~Tonia said...

Oh I am so sorry Terri.. We are praying for your family in this time of grief. I cant even begin to imagine but I know God has his hand on you all...

Mama-Bug said...

I pray that God will wrap you in his arms and fill your grieving hearts with His eternal love and peace. My prayers are with you in this time of sadness and rejoicing with you because Trent is at home with his Lord and Saviour.

Fonville Farm said...

Terri, My heart is breaking for you and your family right now. I know that God will get you through this difficult time. I pray that he will wrap his arms around you all and hold you close as a family. I know you have so many amazing memories of your sweet Trent to comfort you.
Love and Hugs,

fantasy football said...

I don't know you, but I also am a believer and I also had a child die. I pray for you and your family. Thank you God for our blessings while they are with us.

Connie said...

I am so sorry Terri. Will be praying for all of you. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Dear Terri ~ Your family has been on my heart since I heard the news Friday night. My the Lord carry you all in this time and the time ahead. I am amazed at your strength and will pray that it continues sister.

Red Gate said...

Terri, my eyes are full of tears, and I never even met him. Your worshipful and trusting spirit is pouring out even through your blog, and that is truly Amazing! I am so sorry for your loss, and wish we lived closer so I could help somehow! We will absolutely be praying for you!

Sonja said...

Terri, I am so sorry and my heart is breaking, but I hear your strength in relying on the Lord and want to do the same for you and for His glory. Praying for you all. Amazing how are lives can be so touched by another's whom we only know through this crazy Internet world. But I'm thankful because it's our love for Jesus that unites us beyond technology. I love you, my sister in Christ.

Jeannette said...

I am so sorry for your loss. God has ordered each of his days and now he is with Him. It is so comforting to know that is saved and with Jesus and yet it is so painful he isn't with your family.

God is enough to get you and you family through, He will take care of you all, He will satisfy you all, He will get you through this. He is your treasure.

Whom have I in heaven but You, Lord?... and on earth there is nothing I desire besides You, Father.

cmarie said...

Oh Terri, I am trying to pray through my tears but first I just need to cry. I heard this yesterday on the news - and today you say that it is Trent! Dear Jesus ...

Kelle said...

I don't have any words that can be of comfort, other than you and your family are in our prayers and I'm so... sorry for your loss.
May God hold you and yours in His loving hands in this time of mourning.

Blue Creek Home said...

I'm not sure how I found my way here tonight, but I just spent a long time reading back over your blog. You have a beautiful family and a gorgeous farm.

I started to say that I couldn't imagine how you go on when you have lost one of those precious children. But, I realized he isn't lost at all and I do know how you will do it- how you are all already doing it. It is all because of God's amazing grace.

I love music and these lyrics seemed so fitting...

My latest sun is sinking fast
My race is nearly run
My strongest trials now have past
My triumph is begun

Oh, come, angel band
Come and around me, stand
Oh, bear me away on your snowy wings
To my immortal home
Oh, bear me away on your snowy wings
To my immortal home

Oh, bear my longing heart to him
Who bled and died for me
Whose blood now cleanses from all sin
And brings me victory

Oh, come, angel band
Come and around me, stand
Oh, bear me away on your snowy wings
To my immortal home
Oh, bear me away on your snowy wings
To my immortal home

I've almost gained my heavenly Home
My spirit loudly sings
The Holy Ones behold they come
I hear the noise of wings

Oh come angel band
Come and around me stand
Oh bear me away on your snowy wings
To my immortal Home
Oh bear me away on your snowy wings
To my immortal home

Angels were all over those snowy slopes that day ready to bear him away to his immortal home.

You and your family will be in my prayers.