Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Prayer works!

My stepfather apologized both to his niece and to me today at my mother's funeral. This is a miracle, plain and simple.

Thank you, all, for your prayers -- I believe they got us through what has been a very, very difficult situation. My stepfather found my mother's Bible by her chair yesterday and began to read it. He told us that he found her handwritten margin notes interesting. He is, at this time, still an unbeliever. But we're planning to pray him into the Kingdom.

The funeral is over, my mother's body has been buried, and Tim and I will be on our way home tomorrow morning (driving -- and I'm so glad he's with me!). I've got a car full of heirloom china, a boatload of church music, and, residing on my right hand ring finger, my great-grandmother's cherished wedding band.

I may never see this town again, but I will, for sure, see my mother again when we are all at the feast.

- Catherine

PS: I'll be back with the "Random Dozen" meme next Wednesday -- I just couldn't get to it today.


bensrib said...

Amen, Cathy! I prayed specifically for your step-father! Have a safe drive.

Christy said...

What encouraging news! So often I pray and don't really expect anything to change, but lo and behold God moved your stepfather in a wondrous way. Thanks for letting us know. And I'll be praying for safe travels for you and Tim.

Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

Wow wow WoW! YES, thanks for letting us know this. I'll keep on keepin' on.

Safe, easy, event-free travels.

Sara said...

Cath, reading this entry of yours sent shivers up and down my spine. I felt led to offer up prayers for your step-dad and I know why! (I knew him way back when I was in high school when I had him for biology and was afraid of him!!) I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Safe travels to you and Tim as you head for home.

Much love,