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Morgan and Books – Thankful Thursday

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!!

11 thoughts on “Morgan and Books – Thankful Thursday

  1. Hi Jenn,
    Oh, I am crying over here, I am so thrilled about what a sweet and special thing the Lord did for you,
    and how he used special people in your life to do it!!
    Your Tyler will never be forgotten by you, your family, friends or others because he is indelibly stamped on the hearts of those who loved him.
    Am so thankful that our God cares about the emotions and hardships we face, and that he comes to our rescue just when we need it the most. Thank you so much for sharing that sweet story. What a great thankful Thursday post.
    Blessings Galore my sweet friend,
    Hope you sell so many books,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  2. Absolutely adorable picture!! 🙂 What cuties! 🙂 I want you to know that we think often of Tyler around here. I am also thrilled to hear that Morgan has an opportunity to participate in remembering Tyler himself. This is probably a very challenging year for you all. Thanks for the recommendation on the book last night. It is a great one! 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing and showing us how the Lord soothes a hurting mother's heart in times like these.

    The book fair is such a wonderful idea to honor Tyler and remember him.

    God bless,
    Linda C

  4. What a blessing to have friends who not only love you but who are sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit! 'Cause you know the fair was God's idea.Just imagine the sweet aroma their obedience was to Him. You were blessed, they were blessed and our Heavenly Father received honor and glory. It doesn't get much better than that!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us!

  5. Oh Jennifer I was soo busy yesterday that I missed this post. And now I am just in tears. I just love how the Lord will reach down and touch us in such special ways when we need it most. What a wonderful thing for them to do. There is just no way Tyler will EVER be forgotten, but I do love how this was demonstrated to you this week. The pic of those boys together just says it all. How darling was that? I will pray the Lord continues to touch your heart with His sweet comfort. Love you!! Debbie

  6. Thanks for the comment!!

    Our minds know our sons will not be forgotten, but our hearts long to hear their names mentioned. I think it is very cool God answered both of our prayers in such a tangible way. He loves us so much.

    Hugs to you.

  7. Precious. So glad you shared that special post. Praise God for how He so lovingly reminded you Tyler is still well loved and will always be part of that class. What a precious way to carry on a legacy in his name. Sending up prayers for you in this season of graduation. Love & hugs…

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