My Aunt Barbara

I had the opportunity to talk to my Aunt Barbara today.

She lives in Texas. We were catching up for a little while and I realized during our conversation that I never had a chance to tell her about the scripture verse that flooded my soul the moment after I heard that my son had died.

For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1st Samuel 16:7

I knew at that moment that no matter what anyone else thought, God saw Billy’s heart and he was with Him.

I also got to tell my Aunt about the song that washed over me the next morning after my son died.

When God Ran is the name of the song and it’s about the prodigal son. I just knew that God ran to Billy on that Philadelphia street and brought him home.

It did my heart good to tell Aunt Barbara the two special things that God gave me to comfort me after Billy died. We agreed that God saw Billy’s heart and that God did indeed run to Billy. It was so nice to share those things with her. I hold onto those 2 things and remember them often. God promises to comfort those mourn. He certainly provided comfort today through my Aunt Barbara.

My beautiful Aunt Barbara with my Brother Brian and my son Billy almost 18 years ago on my wedding day.

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