We are stronger in faith today and more in love than ever. Our family has benefitted so greatly from this cross. Our kids have worries that other kids do not, but Our Lord knows that this is so beneficial for their souls. As a family, we take nothing for granted!! Our little ones realize the true benefits of suffering. How we can offer them up as special prayers for others.....how they strengthen us in character and ALWAYS lead us closer to our Lord.
I feel closest to Him in my difficult times. He has given me so many gifts through this, but this gift also comes with a great responsibility. What do I need to do with it.....I pray that I will be a true example of grace when it comes to my sufferings (which is not always the case). I pray that I will be a true example of gratefulness to my Jesus for all that He has blessed me with. We praise Him in EVERYTHING!!
"The Lord Giveth, the Lord Taketh away.....Blessed be the name of the Lord"
I love you my dear Lord Jesus, You are my life's Delight.....You are my Everything...You are my Every Breath
I JUST found this picture of my beautiful bouquet of roses today (I had lost this image somewhere on my computer)
I am adding it to this old blog post just today......from last year..... Almost 1 year to the day that my dear sweet Madison had to bravely call 911 for me. She was SO AFRAID....Oh, Jesus, you have brought me so far
Even though it has been a almost a year since I was admitted to St. Pauls and put on a ventilator, the tears stream down my face right now as I think of last spring. I try not to think about it (which is impossible because I am so thankful each and every day). I am still so grateful for every prayer that was offered.....Those prayers are what truly healed my horrible infection
Our Lord Jesus worked through SO MANY people to save me
Thank you to all of our friends and friends of friends and families of friends and people who knew people who knew our friends and just those kind souls who heard about my special intention....the prayers for me health spread out further than I could have ever imagined possible
I am not worthy, but so grateful to so many
Jesus, You are truly my every Breath....be with me