If you don't believe in miracles, let me share mine... 5 years ago today I married TJ. I didn't think I would ever be able to truly love someone after I lost Rick. That's the beauty of God, he not only redeems us, he RESTORES us! I am thankful every day for that man you see in the picture. I love him more today than I did 5 years ago... Looking forward to the next 50!
For those of you waiting for your TJ or Rick... keep waiting! They are worth it!
As I sit here in Ellijay, Georgia taking in the overwhelming beauty of God's creation, I can say that this is not how I thought I would be spending this day 16 years ago.
Sixteen years ago I was cradling a tiny, perfect, 6 1/2 pound baby girl. While not in that moment, as the years passed, I had dreams of how we would celebrate this birthday. I had dreams of how she would be... what she would do... what kind of convertible she would choose ;)... And as I weep for all that will never be, I celebrate what was and is.
I don't think I've met anyone whose life turned out as they imagined. Things happen, circumstances change, and life is not the script we would have written. It's in these times we have a choice... do we act as Lot's wife and keep looking back... and find ourselves turning into a pillar of salt? Or, do we keep our eyes firmly on Jesus trusting that He will light this different path and provide peace that passes all human understanding? Today I choose Jesus. And as tomorrow will become today, I choose Jesus.
Thank you for all your prayers, your kindness, and for loving me through the ashes.
This is probably one of the hardest things I've written. It's hard to go back to the beginning... When the grief is an open, gaping wound. My purpose in writing it is to let fellow grievers know they aren't alone. Link
Happy New Year from the mountain!! #rockenbaughmountainliving
He is RISEN!!