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.
"My friend TJ wrote, Their shared passion for things that seemed common to the people was evidence of their partnership. Take gardening, for example, who else updates a growth chart daily for the quantity of squash and cucumbers growth in a season? Speaking of gardening, Bob loved planting a summer vegetable garden. It was a lot of work! Bob would use the tiller to plow up the land. Bob was a perfectionist and that characteristic applied even to gardening!!! We would each take a hoe and facing each other pull the dirt up to form rows. Bob wanted the rows perfectly straight and if they weren't we would have to start over. I came up with a plan that I thought might work. I took two wooden stakes and wrapped string around each of them. I would hammer one stake at the beginning of the row and the other one at the end of the row. Thus the string provided between the two stakes helped to be our guide. Bob loved gardening so much that every year he kept a chart of the number of the vegetables we grew. I miss gardening and his great sense of humor is evident in the paragraph about the vegetable chart."
God is Enough
An introverted woman who perceived herself as only being accepted because she was Pastor Bob’s wife emerged as a beautiful woman radiating courage, confidence and Jesus. Her pain has been transformed into scars that God is using to comfort and shape women. She has begun a new growing season. Her garden is nurtured year round as she plants words of encouragement for widows, fertilizing them with God’s Word, shares tears of sadness and joy along each row, and harvests an abundance of peace as changed lives emerge.” —TJ