Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Roosevelt's Birthday

"Alive at 45!" was the theme of our last birthday celebration with Roosevelt. I wondered how I would manage through this birthday without him? It started out overwhelming and frustrating. Why did I have to face such a day? Haven't I endured enough? Everybody told me that this first year would be difficult. I know I could have allowed my mind to wonder about my great loss, to meditate on how drastic my life has changed not only for me, but for our kids.

God went above and beyond to extend his love that day. Many of you texted me reminding me that I would not face the day alone. On his birthday, I was able to find a buyer for Roosevelt's car which I had been trying to sell for 3 months now. As I was driving with my sister in New Orleans that evening, I looked up and saw that I was stopped at a street called Roosevelt. I could sense Rho with me. A day that could have been so challenging for me was conquered. That evening I found myself dancing and praising God for what he had miraculously done.

Now as I am going into the Christmas holidays and I am reminded that although the enemy will plot to rule my unstable emotions, and take my comfort and joy....The Grinch cannot steal my Christmas! As I cherish the gift of having Roosevelt for the past 16years, I can truly say It's a Wonderful life!


  1. Inspiring Thoughts, Girl! You and your kidlets are much loved by this southern girl. I am so looking forward to seeing you walk in God's plan & to see you reach out to give God's hope to the hurting.

    Deven Draughon Vasko

  2. Hi Eileen,

    I just wanted to let you know I was thinking of Roosevelt, you and your children on his birthday. You are continually in my prayers. Having lost a husband at the time my children were very young, I can truly empathize. I can also say with full assurance, that GOD IS FAITHFUL! He will see you through, and He will send wonderful people to support and love on you and your kids. I love you!!


  3. Eileen~ I stopped by to say hi. Thanks for blogging your thoughts and life stuff.

  4. Hi Eileen,
    Wonder if you remember me.I use to come to Holland First Assembly of God when Pastor Rho and you were ministering there. We use to be the second Indian family who came there after Vino and Elsey Kuruvilla.

    Came to know about Pastor's Home going yesterday.I was very sad to hear about it.He will surely be missed. I still remember about his lovely smile and His commitment to the ministry of our lord.

    You and Trinity and Israel will surely be remembered in my prayers. We love you.

    Smita & Bino

  5. Thanks for sharing Ei... It doesn't go unnoticed.