Wednesday, November 11, 2009

TODAY~

TODAY is my day to log in my "Sisterhood of Shrinking Jeans" weight loss... but TODAY I have so much more on my heart and in my thoughts than weight loss.

TODAY~ I think about life... how precious it is, and how each day we have to take a breath is such a gift...

TODAY~ I think about the ones in our lives we love, those who God has put there for His purpose...

TODAY~ I think about hugging my children, saying, "I love you!" to those who I love and not waiting for tomorrow or the next day to do random acts of kindness towards others....

TODAY~ I do not celebrate my weight loss...

TODAY~ I grieve the loss of my sweet 17 year old niece, Brittney, who left this earth on Sunday through a tragic car accident to be with Jesus...

TODAY~ I celebrate Brittney's memory at the same time am heartbroken she is no longer here with us...

TODAY~ I am inspired that her last words to her mom (my sister) were, "I love you, mom", as she went out the door to "chill" with her friends...

TODAY~ I am thankful Brittney found true peace and joy these past couple months that overflowed onto those people closest to her; she was beaming with joy last time I saw her...

TODAY~ I pray for my sister (Traci) and her husband (Ryan) who lost their only child so suddenly and tragically and are going through the biggest heartache of their lives.

TODAY~ I pray for her boyfriend, Sean, who loved Britt with all his heart.

TODAY~ I ask anyone reading this post to please say a special prayer for Traci, Ryan, Sean, and ALL those people Brittney left behind who are trying to understand and absorb what happened... pray that God will heal their hearts during this sad time...

TODAY~ I encourage YOU to not put off anything for tomorrow you should and could do TODAY...

say "I love you"...

give a hug...

forgive someone...

ask for forgiveness...

take steps to overcome an addiction...

make good choices...

give the gift of your time to those in your life...

extend random acts of kindness when the opportunity arises...


I encourage you to do it TODAY~
you might not have a tomorrow.


In loving memory of my sweet angel niece,
Brittney Rogene Jennings

December 17, 1991 - November 8, 2009

PRAYER: Lord, thank you that You have Brittney in your arms and she is in your holy presence. I lift to Your loving care Traci, Ryan, Sean and all those people who are brokenhearted by Brittney's passing. I ask you give those grieving Brittney comfort that only You can give and Your peace which surpasses all understanding. Lord help us ALL appreciate the people in our lives, to not take each day for granted, and to honor the loved ones in our lives TODAY and EVERYDAY through words and deeds. God rest Brittney's sweet soul. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

13 comments:

penguinsandladybugs said...

Praying for all of ya'll!!

Christie O. said...

oh sweetheart, i am so so sorry for your loss. It is true that life is so filled with uncertainty that we should love and appreciate each moment of today. My blessings and prayers for your family as you grieve. I am so so sorry. I am praying that God grants you and your family comfort and surrounds you with His love.

Heather D said...

My heart aches for your loss. Please know many are thinking of and praying for you.

*Lissa* said...

Oh my goodness. How heartbreaking. So, SO sorry!

Mommy Mo said...

My heart is breaking for your entire family, especially your sister and her husband. May your hearts find peace amidst the tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Teri, You are an amazing person and were such a blessing to Traci and Brittney. I am so encouraged by your description of Brittney these past few months. Though I know she is with Jesus my heart is broken for Traci, Ryan, Sean, your parents, your family and all of the many friends that she left behind. God bless you all. I pray for peace and comfort in the knowledge that she is in Heaven.
Lana

Bari said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. May God hold you in His arms and the He brings you comfort and peace. I will definitely be hugging my kids tonight and telling them how much I love them when I tuck them into bed.

imadramamama.wordpress.com said...

Teri, I am so, so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself this week and give and get as many hugs as you can.

Traci said...

Teri~
You are my rock, my everything, my big sis...without your love and guidance, I don't know where I would be. God put you in my life as part of the great plan...the same plan that included Brittney's early exit from this world. I don't question that there is devine purpose to all this. Through the Grace of God and the wonderful family and friends he has surrounded us with, we will get through this. I love you!
~Traci

Suzanne said...

Sending prayers an love your way Terri, life is so precious.

Faith Imagined said...

Oh I am heartbroken by this news. I will keep you and Brittney's family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers and love to you and Traci! I can't even start to imagine how Horrible this is for everyone! Makes one (me)
re-evaluate my life and realize I don't even have problems. Bless you Traci!!
Kristi

Diane Wells Ortis said...

Teri, Traci, Jerielle and Jerry and the rest of the family, My heart breaks with this news. I haven't seen Brit in over 4 years so I still remember her as a little girl with a big smile helping gramdma on Superbowl Sunday. You are all in my prayers. May God hold you in his hands and give you strength in the coming days and years.