Saturday, September 19, 2009

zach found a treasure today..

Hello, Friends!

This will be a quick post because I'm afraid I'd be an emotional mess if I try to put too much into this one. Zach was playing on one of Brent's old laptops and found some video footage of Brent that I don't remember seeing before.

It's a TRUE blessing to find these little "footprints" that Brent left behind, but OH SO HARD on the heart! (I just LOVE to hear Brent's voice.. I LOVE the country twang that they all have.. precious, PRECIOUS memories!)

I'll end by saying that I'm SO VERY THANKFUL that Brent KNEW our LORD and that we KNOW he's in Heaven waiting for us! What a TRUE JOY it is to have the BLESSED HOPE of an ETERNITY with our JESUS!

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22 comments:

Melanie said...

A treasure indeed, Tonya!

Reba said...

Oh, what a very sweet (bittersweet?) treasure. I wish there was more...I loved listening to them talk with that Mississippi boy accent. Hugs to you.

He & Me + 3 said...

I love that you have that memory and that footage of Brent. He is precious. I can't wait to meet him some day! Love that video.

Pam D said...

I'm so glad that Brent did leave those footprints/treasures/gifts. Whether intended or not, they truly ARE the greatest treasure you could find here on earth. Of course, the greatest one of all is still to come.... and I will FIND you in Heaven just so I can get my hug someday! Love you, dear Tonya..thank you so much for sharing sweet Brent with all of us.

Kay said...

Aww, that really is a sweet find!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

What a beautiful treasure. I love their twang too!!

Susan said...

Oh my...not sure if I was ready for that.

Tears of joy knowing Brent is with Jesus, whom he loved so dearly.

Then missing him...

Can't wait till we are ALL together again.

We have so much to look forward too.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. (Jn 14:1-3)

Thanks so much for sharing this treasure with us all♥

Beth E. said...

Oh, that precious Brent! Thank you so much for sharing the video with us, Tonya. What a wonderful gift.

Love you,
Beth

Susan Foster said...

so good to finally hear his voice even if it was only for a second. I hope you add more treasures in the future.

Not a bad sized fish either, the boys were quite impressed.

Lynn said...

Know it had to be so bittersweet for you! Thankful you have that special snippet of his life to see, but oh it hurts that he's not there with you.....
These verses are so comforting. Continuing to pray!!!!!!!!!
Revelation 21:1-4 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
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Jennifer said...

Yes, what a treasure! Just love love love that southern accent.

Lynn said...

Only the Lord can give the strength needed for whatever lies ahead. Praying!
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
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Lynn said...

Continuing to pray as always!
Psalms 86:1-3 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
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Lynn said...

Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
Psalm 32:6-8 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found : surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go : I will guide thee with mine eye.
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Theresa Shirley said...

Tonya, I am so glad to see that you're blogging again!! I keep checking your page periodically, and was very pleasantly surprised to see several posts. I am so glad that you have gotten the blessing of finding a video of Brent that you had not seen before. My heart aches for what you must be feeling, and I can't even imagine it. Just know there are a lot of us out here that don't even "know" you that love you. Thanks for sharing your lives with us! :) Much love from Rockmart, Georgia.
Theresa Shirley

LisaShaw said...

Oh Tanya, this touched my heart. Thank you for sharing such a precious, precious memory with us of your precious little boy.

May Gods comfort always be with you. Love you.

Lynn said...

Stopping by to let you know I'm still here praying!
Psalms 16:7-8 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
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Lynn said...

Praying!
Psalms 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
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Special K said...

what a gift...so thankful you have it...I LOVE their accents as well...love and prayers my friend!

Patricia said...

Tonya, I have been so caught up in life here that I haven't visited in a long time. What a blessing! Your testimony of God's faithfulness in providing reminders of LOVE has reminded me why I started blogging. Thank you so much for this direction check! What a blessing to get a glimpse of Glory in an 18 second video clip...

Lynn said...

Continuing to lift up prayers!
Psalms 34:4-7 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
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Lynn said...

I don't think there's any greater comfort than knowing that the Lord Himself is holding your family up! Always praying!
Psalms 18:35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
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