When we received the call that in an instant rocked our world, one of my first thoughts was, how do I do this? How do I tell my parents? My sisters? My kids? How are we going to get through as a family? How do I feel about this?
We attend church in North Little Rock at First Assembly of God. Our pastor, Rod Loy, is one of my favorite people ever. In addition to listening to him every Sunday morning, I also have the habit of listening to his podcasts; I have listened to many sermons multiple times. God has used him, his family, and our church in a big way to teach and guide us in raising our family and growing closer to God and each other. We are so blessed to be part of a healthy church.
I wanted to meet with Pastor Rod before we told anyone and I’m so glad we were able to connect with him that day. God used that time to bring peace and clarity to our hurting hearts. My mind was so numb I couldn’t process a rational thought. It was difficult to string words together to form a sentence, much less assess how I felt about all of this and articulate it to others. However, when we left his office, I knew exactly how I was going to get through this and what I wanted it to accomplish in my life and the lives of my family.