Dec 22 2013
Time ticks on, my mind has worked hard these last 8 months. I have battled, and God has pulled me through. I can understand how people can get stuck in grief, live in a fog, not really caring about what is going on around them. I have been lazy, watched too much tv, and have not reached out to others as I should. I am thankful for God’s Word, I can rely on it, it tells me the truth. I have hope, and yet I know that life is short. I am ready, if I should die, I trust in Jesus to save me like no one can do. I have a purpose that does not stop when I get old, or when I am sick, or when I grieve, that is to live for God’s glory, to praise Him as I should. I am waking from my fog, I will miss mum, I feel for my Dad, but we must press on, we are not without hope or purpose.
So much has happened, and I want to tell you with some excitement..Firstly, my daughter Stephanie is engaged!!! There is so much to say here, but let me keep it brief. Sam asked Jared for permission to “Date with a purpose” our girl. It was all very sweet. Jared said a few things, and so it begun. There has been a lot of chaperoning, lots of talks, many late nights, many talks again….
This is Sam, the young man that has won my daughter’s heart. I am happy for her, but I will be a little sad to see her go. The precious thing about daughters is that they grow up and become friends. Love you, Steph, and I pray for both of you, that God will always guide you, and that you may grow together in wisdom and love. They will be married in Feb, so you can imagine what has been going on in this house.
Would you like to know what else is happeing? I am going to have a baby!!! I am 13 weeks pregnant. I pray that God will keep this little one safe and sound as He knits the child in my womb. I am 42, so I know that this is a true miracle. Don’t ask me if it was planned, it is no one’s business, but yes, every child is planned. Even if the child is disabled, they are planned. I don’t believe in fate, or luck, God has his hand on everything, and I am happy to be in His will what ever He gives me or takes away. May God’s name be praised.