As many of you know my sweet dear sister Britton is dancing on streets of gold. After an over 6 year battle to cancer, Jesus called her home. She wasn’t unfamiliar with this place, she spoke of it frequently, and we look forward to joining her there soon. But in the meantime, here we are, on earth, trying to make sense of a situation that feels insensible, not right. Four children and a loving husband left to navigate life without mom and wife…there are no words. God never intended death to be. That’s why it’s awkward, uncomfortable and downright terrible for those left behind. On the one hand, we find ourselves rejoicing that she is no longer suffering, but on the other hand we miss her. Our hearts ache to be with her. On the last Sunday we were in church together, the message was on heaven, a true gift from God. I find myself searching the scripture, wanting to know more about where Britton is and the place we will soon go. I find comfort in Revelation, and think often to myself, “this is where she is right now!” These places in scripture have been therapeutic for me personally. Another place that I have come back to again and again is her beautiful blog which you can find here. I have included an excerpt on one of my most treasured entries below…
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
It’s 3:54am and I can’t sleep because my heart is so heavy. Another Mama of 4, a few hundred miles away, whom I consider a friend though we have not met, and possibly never will in this temporal home, is hurting. Praying comfort, comfort, comfort on her.
Yes, the thing that connected us is the thing that we possibly both despise the most in our lives…but at the same time, has brought much “fullness” to our days.
So many of you have reached out, wanting to support Jason and their four beautiful children. So many texts, emails and messages asking how to help and what is needed. THANK YOU! We don’t always have the energy to respond or the words to say but we are grateful to have your concern and love. Dustin and I created this video to update you on the current needs, when her service will be and to pay a small tribute to her life before we celebrate her in a couple of weeks.
be free xoxox