Heartache is . . .

Heartache  is hearing the sentence: One year in jail.

Heartache is watching your daughter suffer over the reading of his sentence.

Heartache is knowing that the children won’t see their daddy for one year.

Heartache is hearing her sentence: Ninety days in jail.

Heartache is knowing that the children won’t see their mommy for three months.

Heartache is seeing your beautiful daughter handcuffed and taken off to jail.

Heartache is not being able to hug her.

Heartache is knowing her dreams are on hold.

Heartache is carrying her cute green purse home to set in my closet.

Heartache is telling your grandchildren that their mom and dad were sent to jail.

Heartache is answering your grandchildren when they ask if  Mom and Dad will be with them for Christmas: “No, honey.”

“‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10.

Tonight I want to rest in His unfailing love and allow His compassion to envelop me.




12 Replies to “Heartache is . . .”

  1. yes it is heartache Kathi, but God has a reason for everything. Maybe he felt they were not ready to be sent free yet. We will never know but I know our gracious God will work it all out for his glory and you will praise him. Giving them time to put their mind on what they done and get the strength to stand up against it when they get out. We just have to love them and be there for them. It is sad, wish it would of been different, the kids do need their parents, and i know you will be there for them. We love your family Kathi and will pray God will watch over you.Breaks our heart also.
    I will continue to pray for you and Ron and the kids and their parents. I know God will bless you.

  2. I have been praying and wondering all day. I am so sorry. I will keep you all in my heart and in my prayers. I am thankful you are so strong in your trust in the goodness of our Loving Heavenly Father. I know He will hold you all in His grace this entire time. MUCH love!

  3. Kathi, through your pain, I know how my brother felt now. Don’t let it stress you like it did him. I know that you will leave it all in God’s hands. My heart goes out to the kids & my prayers for you all. Hang in there girl!! Everything is possible in HIM!! God Bless.

  4. So, so sorry Kathy. I can’t imagine the pain you are all going through. My heart goes out to your family and especially the kids.

  5. crying as I write this…..so very hard for you all….let God comfort you as only He can….rest in His everlasting arms…..HE WILL be there for you Kathi…my heart aches for you all…

  6. Kathi, Even as you are a vessel carrying your children’s pain, you are also a vessel pouring out God’s love to His children. May you feel the warmth and peace of God’s grace as you minister to your family.

  7. Kathi,
    WOW! You are amazing with your writings. Does God speak through you or what? Thank you SO much for sharing. You’re a better woman than I. I’m not quite ready to share and I’m listening and waiting for God to lead me. I understand EVERY word that you wrote in what heartache is. I understand what it is like to snuggle with a grandchild and hurt for them when you are in so much pain yourself, but you are so right when you say “tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you”. I will continue to pray for your whole family. Kathi – again, thank you.

  8. Loving you and your family and praying for all of you. My heart breaks and I know you carry your pain 24/7 but I also know you trust the Lord whole heartedly. We will continue to pray…..

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