In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Only God....


  Only God knows the reasons we suffer loss and disappointment. I don't know why, but I do know from my own experiences that God has a funny way of turning those situations around . . . if we let Him. I remember a point after Katrina when I was very frustrated. I kept telling friends and relatives that God was going to take care of everything, but I wasn't seeing any results. We decided to take a weekend trip to clear our minds. Having a front row seat at the "Post Katrina Destruction Circus" had a tendency to wear on us emotionally.
   So there we were sitting in a church far away from home, when the evangelist(who didn't know anything about our situation) came up to my husband and said, "The Lord has allowed some things to be taken from you and you can't understand why, but I'm here to tell you that God had to clear out your life to make room for what Hes getting ready to give you". Looking back over the last six years; I know that he was a messenger from God. It has been a rocky, sometimes tear-stained trail, but I can truly say that the view from up here has been worth it. We are better off physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
     I wrote this as a reminder to myself as well as an encouragement to my friend over at "Becoming Jody" I will not attempt to retell her story here, but it would be nice if some of you would hop over to her blog and introduce yourselves. Jody is very sweet and could use a pick-me-up today.

***P.S.Jody- I don't know how I missed your Jan. 27th post about the package I sent, but I stumbled on it when I was scrolling back to find the picture of Stella.
~Blessings to you and your precious family.~


Jody said...

And what an encouragement it was. Thank you so much!

Jennifer said...

I just sort of did. I replied to the post when she received your package. Thanks for the lead!

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