Every day is a “Gift” from God!
Every time that I let that fact slip my mind….HE reminds me in the most amazing ways!
It is not always so bold or so BIG, but…I’m aware of it just the same.
SNOW….wow….snow like we just experienced does not happen in our town very often!! You can imagine our delight as we watched it falling so gracefully and so peacefully throughout the evening and the morning.
I could describe this past week with many adjectives….enlightening, hopeful, renewed, cautious, aware, courageous, overwhelming, balanced, motivating, insightful…I could go on and on, but I believe you get the picture. During the week, I’ll admit….there was a roller coaster of emotions and thoughts that ran through my mind! Upon reflecting, I know that these feelings are generated out of mine and my husband’s love for our children and our family….One of our daughters suffers from ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and when we took her this week for a follow-up visit, we were encouraged by treatments that are now available and by the information that we gleened from the testing that was done through our visit. For the most part, we are very private about our lives…but I was so touched by the way God moved in my life this week, that I felt like I needed to share!
Most of all….LOVE…it exists everywhere…when we look for it…we can see it..
PEACE…it also exists…when we need it the most…when we ask HIM for it….we can feel it..
HOPE…like the snow that fell…it renews us…our spirit…our minds…so that we can move forward with what is ahead..
FAITH…I know that it is hard because it is not seen….I just have to believe and know that only through my FAITH, we will overcome.
I am so proud of the daughter that was courageous and willing these past couple of days!! I know that the sacrifices that she is making and that we, as a family, are making will all be worth it in the long run!!! Our plan is not easy, but through our FAITH, we will be successful!!!
Thank you Lord for the spirit of peace that we witnessed in our daughter during the visit..for the Godly physician that “You” guided into our lives…for the spirit of healing versus the spirit of greed that lies within all of the researchers that are fighting for our cause and….most importantly, for the renewing of our hope and faith with regard to our efforts! Regardless of the “nay-sayers”…I know that my path is clear and that my journey is claimed! Hebrews 11:1..”Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Hebrews 11:40..”God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”