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Thankful For Hope - Denise

on July 15, 2011

Okay, so today I'm feeling a little more melancholy than usual. It's been one of those weeks that I'm still trying to wrap my head around. Sorry if it is a little heavy. A precious family that I have come to know last year suffered a loss last Thursday July 7. Candice Page went to be with Jesus, but had to say goodbye for awhile to her husband and 3 boys. One of those boys is a friend of Price's (my youngest son). I know in my head that God is in control and that He loves us and has his perfect plan for each of us, but it's also hard to take it all in. She had to suffer so much pain in these last months and 3 boys won't have their mom at their weddings, graduations, or babies. My human mind has a hard time accepting all of that. It was also weird when I realized that my friend and amazing songwriter for POG went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2002 leaving a wife and 3 boys behind as well. But I guess that's when God reminded me of His hope. Again, the song "Blue Skies" has a special place in my heart. Every day I'm more thankful for what God has done for me. Please pray for the Page family if you think of them over the next few months.

I did have a chance to just get away for a day this week though. My friend Beth invited us to the lake for the day. It's always nice just to be away from the phone, computer, or tv. Here is a pic of my girlfriends Beth and Sandra and I. They will probably kill me for putting this in there, but it was a lake day. Of course you aren't going to be looking your best!

The rest of the week has been spent running boys to football camp, golfing, swimming, and trying to force them to get their summer reading done. Okay, who am I kidding? I'm just trying to get them to get the first book read. It's not their top priority for sure. Today I'm traveling with POG today to South Dakota:) It feels like we haven't been together in forever! Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed some amazing family time. But they are family too and I've missed them. I'm going to have to work the cobwebs off of my voice. If you are going to be at the concert, make sure you come up and say hello. But before I leave town tonight I've got camp, dr. appts, and a few more errands to run.

I do have to tell you one crazy thing before I go. I was having trouble with my internet for the last few days. I twittered something about my comcast being down. Literally 5 minutes later Comcast calls me and says that someone informed them that my internet was down and could they set up an appointment for me. How about that???? Social networking is unbelievable sometimes. Well, i'd better go. Sorry I didn't say a whole lot today. My heart and mind are just a little tired, but thanks for reading along. Remember you are LOVED completely and He is always with you.


"I'm going to have to work the cobwebs off of my voice."
That's so funny. I'm laughing too much here.

About the family Page, let's pray for the Holy Spirit acts in this family's life.. I read today a tweet of Janna Long of Avalon that went like this: "There is no remedy like that of the presence of the Holy Spirit who comforts and restores..."

That reminds me "Chalk in the rain". "We gotta hold on to the beautiful before it's gone. Wash away, it's all just chalk in the rain. Life is a sidewalk Mona Lisa, and it breaks your heart when you see her."

Great post, Dee. We, your fans, love you.

Gerry and I will definitely be praying for the Page family. I think of Grant and his family as well every time I listen to Blue Skies. I pray that they are doing well now.

I hope all your errands went well today! It isn't fun being so busy right up until you leave... been there, done that. Have a great time with the rest of POG and I wish I could be at the concert!

I'm so sorry to hear that. But please know many are praying for you, including me.