Friday, August 18, 2006

It's Over

Tdub is leaving. He's giving up the struggle with unwanted attractions and coming out as gay. The most difficult thing to observe is the crisis of faith he's experiencing. It's very sad to me.

I will always love and care about Tdub. I love Him with the love of the Lord....and one day, it won't hurt like it does right now. I'm convinced that God is in the bad things as well as the good. And so, come what may, I carry on.

I'm not sure what direction the blog will go since I'm unsure of my direction at the moment. I hope you'll keep reading and praying for me as I work my way through it.

love,
grace



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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys. My heart hurts for you, for Tdub, for the boys. I have no words of wisdom. Nothing. Just I hurt. I know your pain is 100 times what I feel. I admire your dependence on God and urge you continue to find solace there.

Anonymous said...

Grace,

I appreciate your honest sharing and wish you peace to get through this difficult time. I do hope you continue sharing here, if it helps you. Please don't worry about setting a direction.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Einar said...

Dear Grace

My thoughts are with you

Please know that your posts have encouraged me in so many ways, most of all they show me what it means to trust the grace of God and to extend that grace to those around us, no matter what happens.


I'll keep praying for you

Love in Christ
Einar

Randy said...

You have my prayers. Don't forget to reach out if you need to (offline.)

featheriron said...

Grace, I am SO sad for all of you. I pray God meets you like only He can. Holds you, comforts you, gives you peace and direction. Know my heart breaks for you and I will pray for your family everytime I can.

Peterson Toscano said...

Grace, praying for you during this time. May you find the support and comfort you need. Please take very good care of yourself. Your life and light are so precious and I so easily see the Spirit of Christ in you.

kurt_t said...
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kurt_t said...

Grace,
I'm really sorry you're going through this.

I don't know what to say. I want to say, "Grace, you're going to turn this experience into something positive that's going to help others," but I think if I were in your position I wouldn't even want to think about that right now. I think you just need some time to grieve.

As far as the blog goes, I just got to say, Grace, change direction all you want, but please don't discontinue. Your blog is such a blessing to other people.

Tony and I have a teenager living in our house now (long story), and about
twelve times a week, I find myself saying "I wonder how Grace would handle this."

Inheritor of Heaven said...

Sorry to hear of your pain. I am sure it hurts a great deal and I am also certain the Lord will be with you both. It is very difficult when we can't see how everything will work out in the end. Our God is in fact bigger than all of it. I don't even know the best way to pray for you so I will pray in the Spirit and allow him to speak the correct words over you.

Brett and Jenny Perkins said...

I'm am so, so, so sorry. I don't have any words right now. Please know I am praying for you, Tdub, and those 4 boys.
Love,
Jenny

Jay said...

For one of the first times in my life, I'm at a loss for words. Just know that I feel your pain Grace. I'm praying for you, Tdub, and the boys too. Please don't discontinue the blog. We still want to hear from you, but of course you should do what is best for you.

God is still working in you; don't forget that. Despite all this, your and Tdub's story and struggle have still inspired me to carry on with my own. I am forever grateful to you both.

God be with you,
Jay

grantdale said...

Grace, you are in our thoughts too and you know you have our kindest wishes for everyone.

Certainly don't feel obligated to keep posting etc, unless you wish to.

Simply take some time for yourself and everyone else. I know your virtues will see you through this as well.

Life, hey.

X

G&D

Deano said...

Is Tdub aware of a group called "Brothers Keepers" on Yahoo?

It's been a big help to me. This is a very strong temptation so he (we) need all the help we can get.

Dean in Cincinnati

Brady said...

Grace-

I am so sorry to hear this. My heart broke when I read the post, and I am praying for you and the family. Please stay strong.

Love,
Brady

disputed mutability said...

Grace,

I'm so sorry. Reading this yesterday was like a punch in the gut. I thought maybe if I slept on it I'd know what to say but I still don't.

You and TDub and your family are in my prayers.

dm

Timothy Kincaid said...

Grace,

I'm not much of one to cry but my eyes welled up when I read this. I am so very sad for you and can't imagine the pain and difficulty.

I have no idea what to say here. I want to tell you how much I respect you and how brightly you show Christ to the world. I want to come up with something to fix it all and make your troubles go away. I want to rant at how unfair it is that life is giving you pain right now while some real jerks are living it up with nary a problem in sight.

But there's nothing I can say or do that will make things better for you. And it's frustrating. So I'll just pray that God gives you strength and peace and resolution.