Where do you go when life as you know it is turned completely upside down? It happened to me. The life I knew and loved vanished on August 7, 2013 when my college sweetheart and husband of 33 years chose to end his life. There are not words to describe my shock and devastation. Though I was surrounded with wonderful, loving people, none of them could restore the half of me that died that day. This was a God-sized task! This is my journey through shock, grief, mourning and healing. It is the very personal and profound journey I took to ultimately discover that no matter how deep your pain…God is always there and He is enough. If you are grieving, God Is Enough will give you hope. I understand what you are going through, and I am here to share my message of hope, healing and faith.
M.E. Louis is a native of North Carolina. She grew up in Chapel Hill where she attended the University of North Carolina and met the love of her life, Tate, who became a pastor. After 33 years of marriage, Tate took his life on August 7, 2013. God is Enough is her story of hope, healing and faith.
Prior to the pandemic I did a lot of traveling for work. I enjoyed traveling. The traveling soon came to a sudden stop! I traded my wheels for a laptop that I used daily to get the information needed for work. Although the laptop made the information easily accessible from my home, I became lonely. The fact that I stuck close to home did not make things any easier.
Several out of town friends would come stay for awhile. Boy, was that wonderful and quickly dissolved the loneliness. When these friends came during December, they left Christmas gifts by the hearth with instructions not to open until Christmas Day!!!
One of the gifts was a jigsaw puzzle.
This puzzle saved my sanity! Time went by so fast that often I would look at the clock and it would be midnight!
God is Enough
I found evenings at home especially difficult because they seemed to last forever. I distinctly remember early in my grief journey that I would sit in the living room and keep looking at the clock.