Friday, December 24, 2010

WHEN THERE ARE NO WORDS

Home.

Your safe place.

Your sanctuary.

Your memory vault.

Where every item has a story.

Where every item is a prop in the drama of life.

There is no replacement value.

Home.

edie_house

Edie.

Loves with abandon.

Lives with enthusiasm.

Gives without limits.

Believes.

Believes.

Believes.

Edie.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:13-14

There truly are no words.

This will not be an easy journey.

But make it she will.

With family.

With friends.

With the Lord.

Through prayer.

And tears.

Many tears.

edie

I love you, my friend, and will continue to pray for you.

And cry with you.

56 comments:

lime said...

WHAT?! I follow Edie's blog as well and currently have chills all over. I am in shock and so, so sad for her.

martinealison said...

Bel hommage à votre amie Eddie.
La vie nous fait de mauvaises farces...
Je vous embrasse fort... Bisous

Deb said...

Denise, what happened - if you can say??? Very worried.

Denise said...

Their home burned to the ground at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning. It is a miracle that Edie, Steve, and their three daughters escaped the blaze. They have lost everything.

Deb said...

Denise, thanks so much for letting us know. I woke up thinking about them and thank God they all got out. Prayers going out...

The Avery House said...

Denise, I am truly so sad to hear of this tragedy that Edie and her family are going through. My heart aches for them and I turn to prayer for this precious family. Edie is such an amazing, faithful woman of our Lord God. I can only think that HE will bring something truly beautiful out of the ashes for this beautiful amzing servant of HIS. Please tell Edie that we love her and we are here for her and, Steve, the children. Thank you for letting us know. God Bless!

Sheri said...

Oh dear. Praying like crazy for them. Thank you for letting us all know Denise so we can be praying for them.

Sheri said...

Oh dear. Praying like crazy for them. Thank you for letting us all know Denise so we can be praying for them.

paige said...

she has been on my heart continually since i heard the news.
while i rejoice that they are all ok, my heart breaks for their loss

Melanie said...

Praying for Edie and her family.

Meaghan said...

i am in total and utter shock. i'm starting to cry and i don't even "know edie" just through her blog for the last year or so. by heart and prayers go out to her family.

8)(8 said...

Praying for Edie and her family.

(I have only read her blog since the homeschool hop, but it quickly became a favorite.)

I am so sorry that they lost their house, but so thankful she and her beautiful family are safe.

Between You and Me said...

praising God that they all escaped safely....heart broken for the tragic loss....

praying continually for them....

Farmgirl Paints said...

OH NO!!!!! How did I miss this?? I am in complete shock. Sending prayers their way.

Southern Gal said...

I'm so sorry this happened, yet grateful everyone is safe. Thank you for letting us know. Praying...

ulli said...

I am heartbroken for Edie and Family. Praying...

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I too am so sorry for their loss. Thanking God that her family is safe.

Sue said...

My heart is just broken for Eddie. I have a scripture for her, though it is

Romans 8:18 for the sufferings of the present time are not to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us.

It has gotten me through some very hard times. I am praying for her and have asked others to pray as well.

Jennifer said...

Amazing how close you can feel to someone simply by the words that they write. I am praying for Edie & her family. God bless you and keep you and sustain you and give you strength.

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Im so shocked and saddened to hear this.. I read her blog everyday. We lost our home when I was about her girls age and I know it is devastating. Please let her know that her and the family are in our prayers.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Thank you for sharing. Edie is such a light. She has not left my heart and my prayers whisper out for her throughout the day. We all knew she was strong, but she's about to surprise even herself.

Jane said...

Many prayers for Edie and her family!

kendal said...

not familiar with your blog - edie's post directed me here. thank youfor writing. i'm praying for her and for her family. how tragic.

New Every Morning said...

Edie has been a light to so many through her words of wisdom, joy of living, and faith. Praising Jesus for his protection, but praying for her and her precious family during this tragedy.
Please give her my love.
~gretchen

Summer said...

I ACCIDENTALLY CAME UPON THIS BLOG AS WELL AS EDIES BLOG AND I FELT SUCH SADNESS FOR THIS FAMILY BUT YET AT THE SAME TIME IT IS BY GODS DIVINE PROTECTION THAT THIS FAMILY SURVIVED .....I WILL LIFT THEM UP IN PRAYER DAILY

glimpse of my world said...

Please tell me no, I am so sorry for Edie and her family... the lakehouse?? Please post... can we set up a care trust or something? Would love to lead this ... please let me know... my info is on my blog. Thank you, Valarie

One of His Sparrows said...

I have been praying every since I heard. Please let me know if I can do anything else for them. MSB

Kristi said...

Thank you for posting this. I started to figure out something was not right when she didn't post and I saw her facebook wall activity. So sad! I posted about her on my blog as well. LOVE Edie and her beautiful family!!!
XOXO

BARBIE said...

My heart is breaking for Edie and her family. I am so very sorry about this tragic loss. I will keep them in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

In my heart and in my prayers. So very sorry for their losses, so very grateful for their lives.
marcia in TX a blog reader.

Nana Ellen said...

Thank God for being there with Edie and her family. Thank God when we go through the fire there is one with us who appears as the Son of God. {Daniel 3:25} Things can be replaced and God is faithful. They are in our prayers during this time of restoration and renewal.

Anonymous said...

Prayers continually. This happened to my bro-in-law/mother-in-law in 2008. It is life changing. It is devastating, it is harsh. God's faithfulness will prevail in the end. It's just hard to see that place now. May HIS Peace and Jehovah Jireh go before this family each day. Lurker in GA

theelizabethhighsmith said...

no words, indeed. thank you for letting us know. may the God of all comfort be an ever present help in this time of trouble

june said...

I opened up her blogsite today looking for Edie's heart to help my heart,,,and am now crying for her. I feel as though she has been a friend that I wish I could have locally in my world. Of course my college children didn't know why I was crying,,they have jokingly accused me of being a stalker(someone who reads blogs) , and they just now realized how much Edie and her blog have meant to me for several months now. I will also join her many friends and pray. and I mean pray. The way southerners can pray. With Love, June

ulli said...

Are there any updates? How is the family?

Denise said...

She texted me on on Christmas: The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Designs By Pinky said...

I just found out about this (and Edie) through Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. Even though I don't know them I will pray for them. I can not imagine this loss. Can't IMAGINE. Loike you said, there are no words..... XO, Pinky

LuLu said...

I feel such shock over hearing this news. Thank to Lord they are all safe.... i find comfort in knowing they are all together and now the shock of all their belongings that has created their life together are gone....all their homeschooling items etc... so deeply sad for them, I'm sending prayers and will continue to pray for them,
LuLu

Myers Family said...

My heart hurts for them-please (if possible) keep us updated - though most of us have not met her, she is a joy to us. We send positive thoughts and prayers her way.

Would be happy to contribute in some way - please let us know if anything has been set up for them.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

My heart is heavy when I heard the news. The family is in my prayers please let us know what us bloggers can do to help the family.
Thank you!
Kristin

Jane said...

Yes. Would love to contribute to the family. Please advise.

Angie said...

Edie is such an amazing woman. I'm so happy to hear that no one was hurt. If there is anyway we can help please let me know.

Traci said...

Wow. I'm in shock. My prayers are with them for sure.

Teresa at Nonnie's Blessings said...

I am so heart broken over this news. I have come to follow Edie's blog over the past few months and have emailed her several times.

What can we do? I know everyone is praying. Is there anything else that could help?

I am so grateful to our Father that the family is safe and unharmed. Praise you, Jesus!

Edie, my heart is with you!

Lettered Cottage said...

I can't even begin to imagine what she and her family are going through. We will be praying for them!
Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help.

Kevin and Layla Palmer

Anonymous said...

I found the post link from Melissa. For years, I counted time from our fire. Our family was spared as well and that is truly a priceless treasure. Fire is part of our history of grace in Him. Psalm 27 lives in me and I have seen His goodness. Because of His faithfulness, I know this family will too. May they be surrounded with loving kindness, the journey will be long.
Elaine, in Maryland

Bonnie said...

I don't know Edie personally but have been following her blog for awhile now. I can't stop thinking about her and her family.......praying for her and believing if anyone can get through this it's her.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I just found out about this from a blog friend. Please let me know if I can help. Praying for them.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I've been thinking and wondering the last few days if Edie had a good Christmas and just had time to read a few blogs. I was curious to see what way she would touch my heart today. Wow. Chills and tears. I had no idea, but I do know this. She was on my mind and on my heart and now I know why. I am praying for them.

Amber said...

My heart breaks for beautiful Edie and her family. This is devastating! I am praising God that they made it out safely. My heart breaks for all those memories lost. I have been thinking about Edie all the time since I heard the news. I can't help but wonder what the purpose is, for God to give them the Lake House and then to take it away. I know there is a purpose and it will be for His glory! Amen.

Catherine said...

What a terrible loss and what inspiring faith. Please let us know what we can do to help.

I'm Sheila Atchley. said...

Just now (December 27th) went to visit Edie's blog, after a busy week...and my heart just lept to my throat. I. Cannot. Believe. This.

I adore Edie, though I've never met her, and love her blog so much.

I do live here in Knoxville - I know she has a home church, and likely has plenty of help from the Lord through His hands and feet, the local church. But since I live so close, if there is anything my family or my church can do, please let me know. We will be there to do whatever, within hours.

No strings attached. Whatsoever. NONE.

Praying for this sweet family...

CW said...

OMG - That is terrible! What can we do to help?

Vintagesquirrel said...

Denise,
Please add me to the growing list of people who are broken-hearted for our friend, Edie. She has been in my daily prayers since I heard. Keep us updated with how they are doing when you are able. For now, please give her a hug from me.
Michelle

Sarah said...

It's so encouraging to see Edie's strong trust in the Lord through such a loss to their whole family. What an incredible woman she is! I am praying for peace and that they continue to trust in the Lord and trust that He is working His purpose out in them. What a miracle that nobody was injured!

deborahspalette said...

Hi, New follower just stoped by via... Life in
Grace via... Two shades of Pink
Happy to visit you! Sad because of the circumstances, 5 years ago I was in Edie's shoes. The journey is long... my montra... I can do all things through Christ who strenthens me. Hope you'll stop by and follow me too! Many Blessings, Deborah & Prayers for Edie