Not a Day Promised

Battling mental illness through education and resources. "Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance." Proverbs 1:5

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Dad is Singing to the Baby

by Julie Brooks

As the official day to celebrate Fathers' Day comes to an end, I wanted to share a picture that is hanging in my closet. My closet is an art museum full of all 5 kids' artwork. (ran out of space on the refrigerator)

This piece of artwork is priceless, because the artist is no longer living.

Carson Brooks drew this picture when he was 7 years old, and Pierce, our 5th child (who will be 21 years old this month) was due in a couple of weeks at that time.

I loved how Carson drew Todd singing to the baby!

Oh, the memories I am thankful for; even though they are gut-wrenching with the pain of Carson's absence. 

I will let the prayers roll out of the corner of my eyes to release the pain that will always be with me.

Lord, I know you have called me to minister to those struggling with mental illness, and to help their families understand how they can learn about their loved one's illness. Todd and I will continue to facilitate #GraceAlliance Family and Living Grace groups.

Every time a child takes their life, Lord, my heart breaks. I pray others will want to get involved; whatever they can do.

#evenasmilecanchangeapersonsday #keyministry #mentalhealthgracealliance