Friday, June 13, 2008

One Of The Hardest Thing ... (Homesick)

My family visited Joe and Karen tonight. It was a short visit, but in that short visit I felt strongly how much they are missing Joey. One of the hardest thing is the fact that they will not see Joey alive again ... not until that day when they see each other in heaven. And that, my friends, is the reason why I'd say they are "homesick".... definitely "homesick".


You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

Help me Lord cause I don't understand your ways
The reason why I wonder if I'll ever know
But, even if you showed me, the hurt would be the same
Cause I'm still here so far away from home

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now

In Christ, there are no goodbye
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again

And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won't you give me strength to make it through somehow

I've never been more homesick than now

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe & Karen & Joanne & Jaime,

Psalm 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will direct your paths."

Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope, fill you with all joy + peace, as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope = by the power of the Holy Spirit."

GOD...grant us the "serenity & peace" to accept the things we can not change; courage to change the things we can; and the wisdom to know the difference...Amen

God's Love & Comfort & Healing -

Love & Hugs & Prayers, Kevin & Shirley (TN)

Joe and Karen said...

That's just exactly how we feel...thank you, Liza.
love you, Karen

Kelly Bonsell said...

Joe and Karen,

Only now am I able to write something on this blog; only now since you’ve received my letter; only now since we’ve shared and reminisced together. These are my thoughts over the last few days. Some thoughts that I feel I can now share on this blog:

JOEY’S LIFE
We mourn with you over the loss of Joey—
Your baby boy,
Your precious, baby boy.
We can’t take away the pain.
I wish we could.
We can only help you remember...
Joey’s life.
And oh how he LIVED
His life!
Joe, you said that’s the one thing you can
Control—
To keep your memories,
Joey’s stories,
Alive.
You are homesick.
Yes, very, very homesick.
But your time here is not yet over.
We pray
You will find a special sense of solace
In this “foreign”, yet sweet, land.
And that those who love you,
Those who love Joey,
Will help you mourn
And live.
We continue to remember,
To reflect with you on...
Joey’s life.
Until we see him again,
Until you see him again,
In Heaven.
What a joyous,
First moment of eternity that will be!

We are praying for you as you prepare for Joey’s memorial service. We pray for your strength and comfort.

I love you, I love you, I love you,
Kelly