Tyler would have been a senior this year (hard to imagine)! And I knew this year was going to be tough and I have tried hard to protect my heart; however, these last couple months of school are so full of activity and events that I so miss seeing Tyler involved in that it has been hard – really hard. Not very long ago, while I was praying, I asked the Lord to please remind me that Tyler is still loved and remembered…..just something a mother needs to know. His answer to that specific prayer has been wonderful.
It was two days after that prayer that my friend – and mama to Tyler’s best friend, Morgan – came to me and said, “You know about the book fair, right?” No, I didn’t – but God had saved it just for when I needed it. She and Morgan have helped the senior class organize a book fair at our school and church in Tyler’s memory. The funds raised will go toward our present library as well as our future, new library. Tyler’s school, his friends and “little guys” for many years will benefit from this book fair. Not only would Tyler be thrilled but my mama’s heart has been touched and soothed.
I have been helping out this week at the fair and each time I am there…and everytime we sell another book or take another order, I thank the Lord. I thank Him for answered prayer. I thank Him for Morgan, for Sharon (my friend), for his classmates, and for all the love that I have felt this week simply by so many people shopping at the book fair.
In fact, I’m on my way this morning to work the fair – its Grandparents Day at the school and there should be plenty of shoppers:) My heart is full and overflowing this Thankful Thursday.
Just had to include this photo of the monkeys….that’s Tyler with his bestest buddy, Morgan. They have been the best of buds since Kindergarten (when Morgan’s mommy was their teacher!!) Morgan has grown into a wonderful young man – and watching him follow God’s path for his life makes my heart happy. Goodness, I love both of those boys so much!!