Thank Him for Every Second

March 19, 2010

Little Elm, TX (MetroCatholic) - My sons Joel and Michael and my daughter Amanda will bury their maternal grandmother today.

Amanda was married this past November and Joel will be married next month. Michael, who will be 20 next month, moved to Texas and into my house this past Christmas.

Grief is something we all experience, and although there are psychological studies which show particular patterns or “stages” which affect us all, we respond differently and to varying degrees.

Things have been going well with Michael, and we have been particularly proud of how quickly he assimilated into the routines of our household. That said, Michael usually doesn’t feel comfortable expressing himself verbally. Of course this makes it difficult on occasion for me to accurately gauge his progress.

In the early hours of the morning this past Wednesday, Michael blogged about what was on his mind. With a few brief sentences, Michael helped me to see (once again) that God is control and has His hand on my family. Thank you Lord…again.

While the Lord comes down to take our family and friends. Know that life on Earth is temporary, our life in Heaven is timeless and is forever filled with happiness It is our job to keep living life remembering those we have lost but also not to let it hold us back. Be happy, for when He comes to you and ask if your time on Earth was pleasant you can tell Him that it was wonderful and thank Him for every second.

Michael Paul Vogt

Time: 1:35A.M. Date: March 17, 2010


One Response to “Thank Him for Every Second”

  1. Chad Simpson on March 20th, 2010 7:17 am

    Beautiful words.

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