The Best is Yet to Come

We went to visit my brother today.  The kids know him only through our memories, but they do know him.

Burdened with the weight of all there is to teach them, I was also struck once again with gratitudefor this earthly life is temporary.

The best is yet to come.


This post is linked to Gratituesday and Talk About Tuesday.


  1. I am so sorry that your brother has passed away. My sister died 4 years ago. I would be interested to know how and what you talk about with your children to keep your brother’s memory alive.

  2. Oh, Amy, I didn’t know your heart has held this sorrow. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord . . .

  3. Amy, I had no idea. You always amaze me.

  4. Hugs to you today, Amy…

  5. So sorry for your loss! Also, thankful along with you that “We are not home yet!”

  6. Amen! Thank you for reminding me that in times of sorrow we can look ahead in faith to the best times of our lives–eternally!

  7. how great is of you to share wonderful memories of your brother with your children. My father is the same way with the younger generation. I so want to share memories with them about my dad so that they know the man he was. You are so right the best is yet to come

  8. Oh I am so sorry to hear that you lost your brother. Big hug and prayer your way.


  9. Sending lots of hugs, prayers and thoughts your way, Amy!

  10. Amy, I am sorry for the grief and loss of your brother. Siblings are very special even if we fought a lot with them growing up. I commend you for sharing your brother with your children.

    Life is too short to twiddle it away. Enjoying our friends and family should be done each and every day as to not miss the opportunity. However, you are so right – the best is yet to come! I just want to make sure that I don’t twaddle away the moments that God has given to me here on earth.

    I am sending hugs and prayers your way!


  11. What a beautiful post! “The kids know him only through our memories, but they do know him.” Outside of the Word of God, that is probably the dearest thing I’ve read today.

  12. Amy, Lance, & Family
    I just want you to know I think of Brett every time I see Stanton in the back yard playing tractors & disking perfect rows in the wet mud, or when we sit down with strawberries and powdered sugar. Oh, how our stomachs ached after we ate half a flat of strawberries or at least it seemed like it to us back then! He is truely a wonderful brother, son, and uncle. He is missed and fondly remembered, and thank you for pointing out how grateful I am that we have something even more amazing to look forward to. What a blessing that Brett will and is here to share it.


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