Grief – A Message from Becky

The Lee family is a Facebook family. Our daughter Joni was reviewing some of the status updates that Becky posted over the course of her years as a Facebook user and came across Becky’s comments after hearing of her sister Kristin’s car accident.  One frosty morning in December 2009 Kristin hit ice and rolled her Jeep while on her way to the library just a few miles from her home.  When the Jeep came to rest Kristin and her two little ones were dangling upside down held in place by their seatbelts.  The Jeep was totaled, but neither Kristin nor the kids were injured at all.

Becky responded to this news with the following Facebook status update:

“Becky Coon is praising God that the message was “I rolled the jeep but everyone’s fine” instead of “I’m sorry but your sister rolled the jeep, the kids were with her, and they’re all gone”. Words can’t even express….

It’s so true that had the outcome been the opposite God would still be in control, and would still be GOOD. Even if we struggled to believe that for awhile.”

Seeing this message again today is like seeing a message from heaven.  Our Becky is the one who is ‘gone’ and it is true, those of us who love her are in various stages of the struggle to believe that God is in control and GOOD.  Becky’s testimony is true.  It was true in December 2009, it was true in December 2010, and it is true today.

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good ; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34 

”You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.” Psalms 86:5


About Gleanings from Claudia

I am a wife, mother, grandmother,sister, and friend newly introduced to grief as I lost my 32 year old daughter in an auto accident in December 2010. I am a follower of Jesus and am journeying through grief while abiding in Christ.
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