Our parents worked hard to build a strong foundation…a foundation of faith that has sustained us through some very difficult trials of life. That is our primary objective as we parent Evan and Cole. Plant the seed and build the foundation. I can hear my late fathers gentle yet confident voice saying “Tara, be there.”
It’s the start of a New Year. TWENTY EIGHTEEN. Our resolution is not elaborate or complex. You ready for it? “BE THERE.” This is a simple, yet profound phrase that we want carved into our children and loved ones hearts. We want you to BE THERE. Physically, be there. Emotionally, be there. Spiritually, be there. Ultimately…Eternity, be there. If we accomplish that purpose, it will be our greatest legacy.
My dad is there…waiting….on the other side. I can hear him saying “will you be there too, Tara? Meet me there.” Let that marinate for a second. Will you be there? That is my prayer for me, my prayer for my family, and my prayer for you. A day of celebration is coming like nothing that has ever been seen in the history of mankind. Be there. It is the only comfort to those who suffer, struggle and grieve today. Be there.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Rev. 21:4)
Our 2018 Prayer:
This is the reward for the faithful. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. (2 Tim. 4:7–8).
Tara & Jeff