Our teenagers learned of Daddy's cancer in an unusual way. My son was listening outside our bedroom door. He, of course, ran down the stairs to share what he had heard with his older sister.
A year ago today, I didn't understand that in order to shine brightly for God, you have to be surrounded by darkness.
Before the chemo was able to get it's gripping arms around my husbands body, we celebrated by going out for lunch. As we ate, we talked of all God had done for us in the last chapter of our lives. What did we learn? How would our lives be different? What advice would we give others?
Not only had God allowed all of this struggle into our lives the last two years, but His hand was there the whole time, leading us. Excitement began to replace our wonder, and thankfulness.
As I look forward to life returning to normal for our family, I also feel a little timid in leaving this valley behind. You see, God has been here with us.
I have debated writing this post for a few months now. It is not my intent to whine, complain, or cause discouragement! God has been SO GOOD to us while on this journey! However, many have asked me how Gabe is "really" doing? So I thought I'd share with you, what he probably won't tell... Continue Reading →
Swaying with the swings smooth motion, I welcome the gentle breeze on my warm face. The setting sun spreads it's glorious color across the sky, putting on a show of God's amazing handiwork.
Opening my front door, I paused, surveying the mess before me. Sighing, I walked pass the massive pile of coats and shoes, a sure sign we were running late for school this morning. Dropping my keys on the kitchen counter, I pushed aside dirty bowls and mugs, searching for my half finished coffee. After I... Continue Reading →
"And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord ," - Exodus 14:13a Sometimes I view my life as a swirling tornado. The wind is blowing everything around, sucking it up into it's dark cloud. I am standing in the middle of it, my feet firmly... Continue Reading →