Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Last night I went to a local church to see Sherri Burgess speak. She is the wife of a radio personality here in Birmingham who lost their 2 year old son over a year ago. He drowned in their pool. This is a nationwide show that is based here in Birmingham. We are good friends with the show's producer and family and have prayed for the Burgess' for a long time. What an unimaginable tragedy. I was so excited to go and hear her testimony last night. We all struggle with so many things in this world. There are so many things I could learn from this woman of God who has suffered so much. Her message was so powerful! My struggle with secondary infertility and adoption pales in comparison....but, is no less my own personal struggle. Her message was one of HOPE and LOVE and ENDURING FAITH...which is exactly what the Lord wanted me to hear. If you went to hear all of the horrific details of her son's death...you were dissapointed. But, if you attended with hopes of learning more about our God from a mother that has suffered the loss of her baby boy, then you were changed. From one mother's heart to another....she has suffered, still suffers....has endured in faith and is still steadfast....has loved and is increasing that love. I left there in awe of our glorious and powerful Lord and filled with hope for the time I have left in this world. Thanks be to God!