Some friends and acquaintances alike have encouraged me to share my story. I asked questions like, “Will the time and effort be worth it?” I was told that I would learn a lot that would help me from on-line relationships and that I would make new friends. I obviously decided to give it a go…
I’ve lived through one of the things that scared me the most in life, losing my husband while holding our baby who was just shy of five months old in my arms.
I do not believe God caused the accident and turned my world upside down. I believe God will continue to make something beautiful with those pieces. I believe God has sent and continues to send people to be His hands and feet to help us.
I’ve learned to pay more attention to how many people really hurt in life. I’ve learned how few of us know what to say when we hear bad news. It takes courage to step up and help someone. I encourage you to think of something comforting to say ahead of time should you ever have to. I encourage you to look for people in your life that are hurting and reach out and help them. In doing so you’ll probably help yourself.
I continue to learn just how much I still have to learn.
John 16:33 is one of my favorite Bible verses.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.”
And here’s another verse that I’ve held near to my heart.
Psalm 27:13 I would have despaired if I did not believe that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
I’m so grateful for God’s promises. I’ve believed this one, that we will see the goodness of the LORD, again, and here on earth. I count my upcoming marriage to a Turkey Farmer aka Joe a most wonderful blessing.