Our bench is empty now.
Greg died on August 20, 2012. I met him just over 1 year ago on the park bench downtown when he was homeless. He was an answer to a 6 month prayer I had prayed. It was not an accidental meeting. It was a divine appointment! You can read about this here.
We along with my husband bonded and a friendship was born. We looked like an unlikely pair, but then who says what a friendship should look like. Some would try to say, but God loves every face and so should we. My husband and I loved Greg.
Greg after many months was able to move into an apartment and we and some friends of ours had the joy of moving him in. It was a great day. You can see that day here.
Many joys and sorrows were shared with Greg. You can read about one of the greatest joys we shared here.
And then another joyous day, you can see here.
There are many more stories of Greg. If you would like to read them, please just go to the right of my blog and find the "search button". Type in Greg and I believe all the stories will pop up. Or you could type in Voice of the Homeless. . .some of Greg will pop up along with others.
Thank you to all who prayed for Greg. Greg is with Jesus now. He always said he wanted to be with Jesus and he wanted to have peace. He has both now.
I will be writing a more fitting ending but can't seem to wrap my brain around all the words in my heart right now. But I will get them out some day. And I will share.
We loved Greg and he will be missed! But rejoicing that I KNOW I will see him again one day and what a day of rejoicing that will be!!!
I pray I can share everything one day with the world. It begins in this book I'm holding.
It's all about Greg and others who God lead me to and the joys of meeting them and having new eyes to see with. Please pray with me that God would lead me to say what He would have me to say and then guide me into getting it out there on the shelves.
I still have tears to shed, but I know this season of grieving will pass and a new season will dawn.
Greg, you will be missed. I love you!