Psa 18:32 It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect.
It is from God that I get my strength, and it is He that directs our path. Without the Lord this last year would not have been possible.
It is through the strength of the Lord that we have made decisions, and though to some they seem obvious... until you walk it, you'll never know the struggle. My prayer, none of you ever has to walk this path. Through these blog entries you've had a glimpse into our lives this last year- a year that has been lived moment by moment, day by day, week by week... you get the picture.
It is almost dizzying to my comprehension that this all started basically a year ago, it was a year ago that Glenn had an ultra sound, that appt. was the beginning of what has been a long road. Yesterday, a year, a moment... at times it's still very surreal, in spite of living it day to day.
During this year we have learned to become weak- so that the Lord may be strong for us. We have learned to really try to view each day for the miracle that it is. We are all so truly blessed in our lives that we take so much for granted... to quote a famous statement 'Stop and smell the roses,' do it, even if they make you sneeze, at least you have the breath within you to sneeze!
Live life! Don't just sit there and let the days pass one into the other, even on those challenging days, find something to be thankful for. Do something, press forward, reach out, there is always someone that you can touch, something simple as a smile can make a big difference in someones life, and a hug... when you mean it, that's something that touches the soul.
Don't sweat the small stuff-- we've all heard that, and if anyone else is like me, the thought is; 'But what is the small stuff?' Well in many ways... it's all the small stuff! Yes, I know that there are major things going on, but remember in the grand scheme of things, it's small... because we have a Great Big God!! So, when you start to stress remember; LET GO AND LET GOD!
Don't become isolated in life, it's hard to live life when you allow yourself to become isolated. Personally this is probably the area I struggle in the most. Not because it's what I want, but it's just an easy thing to slip into. We have been blessed with so many family members and friends that I know care, they have let us know, through calls, texts, Facebook and when we see them, and that has been more helpful than I think I can ever explain.
Thank you to each of you who have stood with us this past year, and who continue with us in this journey. We know that as we continue to press forward and do what the Lord has called us to do, He will be faithful to His promises.
We are thankful that the Lord has sustained Glenn for the last year (especially considering the doctors were thinking more like a 3 month max) and that the healing is at hand. We serve an amazing God!! He sent His Son Jesus over 2000 years ago to be the sacrifice offering, not only for our Salvation but also for our Healing, the two do go hand in hand... Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.