After the Storm

After most storms, there is usually a time of straightening and cleaning.  Clyde would always go out and get the pinecones, moss, and debris out of our yard.  He was diligent about having a neat lawn.  Some “storms” are emotional and leave a different kind of debris!  The emotional storms can wreak havoc and even destroy relationships if we don’t gain control quickly. 

When Clyde died, I experienced the worst storm of my life.  I was devastated when my daddy and my mother passed. I felt deep sorrow when my first child was stillborn.   When my nephew and brother died, I had a difficult time dealing with their deaths.     I have lost many friends and loved ones, but nothing had bombarded me like this. The emotions that engulfed me after Clyde’s death were indescribable!  I knew God had everything in control, and I trusted Him.  However, I didn’t know how I would survive without my soulmate, the love of my life, my best friend. The idea of facing the future without him was heartbreaking!  

Clyde had underlined Matthew 6:19-21 in his Bible. Verse 21 took on a new meaning for me:  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. I know without a doubt Clyde is in Heaven, and someday I will join him. In the meantime, I must be about my Father’s Business. 

Christian family members and friends were and still are a lifeline that I grabbed hold of and held on for dear life.  The straightening and cleaning after this “storm” will never end, but knowing I don’t have to face it alone is a relief. God has my back!

About Hester Guest

I am a retired teacher. I love spending time with my children, grandchildren, and friends. Reading, sewing, and playing games on my computer fill my spare time. Jesus is my Saviour!
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5 Responses to After the Storm

  1. When I clicked on this email, I had no clue that it would be a blog post. What an awesome surprise. I am so proud of you. You are an amazing woman and mother. So happy to see you using your gift of writing.. Keep shining..

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  2. Amy says:

    This is beautiful and heartwarming..what an awesome God we serve that in the midst of our biggest storms he provides comfort and relief.

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  3. Deborah Metts says:

    Super proud that you have decided to write out your memories and I hope that it will be cathartic for you and I know it will be meaningful and a comfort to others. I love you, D

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  4. heather Beverly Reddick(my sister) wanted me to read your Mothers post since my Husband Ed died 5 months ago. It meant so much to me.

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    • Hester Guest says:

      Barbara, I am happy my post was a comfort to you. I will be praying God will comfort you and give you peace. Cherish your memories and take time to grieve. Each of us grieves in a different manner and at a different speed. God loves you, and He is with you always. Sincerely, Hester

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