Little did I know at age 22, that life could change so much over the years. We were both 25 years old when we had our first child. Our second child would come at age 28. We bought our first house at age 30. One day we got a knock on the door by an insurance agent. He was about our age and just beginning to sale insurance. He convinced us into buying accidental insurance. Little did we know that only a few weeks later, Terry (My husband) would fall over 40 feet at work. He would have cracked ribs and a broken knee cap. He needed surgery and time to recover. That insurance came in right on time. The company paid our house payment while Terry was off of work.
I WATCHED YOU CRY ~
I watched my husband cry over this accident. He wanted to work and he was in pain. He couldn't go back to his job at first. He was retrained for a different type of work. Fast forward and eventually he would go back to being a union carpenter. It took time to heal and the process was hard.
Romans 8:28 New International Version (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Psalm 56:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
God has watched each of us cry. When things don't turn out the way we think. When disappointment comes because things happen we least expected. Life changes over time and so do each of us. I am certainly not the 30 year old woman I used to be, but I am a more confident woman than ever. I can see how God has blessed my life when people, places and things.
I have watched both of my kid/adults cry too. They have cried as being a kid and adult. Life has taken them down roads they never thought would happen. They had great memories and hard memories to deal with. Watching you kid/adult cry is harder than it may seem. They both have learned to overcome thing and press toward God in all circumstances of life. A ray of hope and peace on this journey we are on together does come. Victory over things and learning along the way for each us.
I've looked into the mirror with tears coming down my face. I want to share some real miracles of life. One ~ my son (At the age of 2) had a disease that the doctor gave him about 3 days to live and is still alive over 30 years later (A miracle of life)
Two ~ my husband feel over 40 feet and lived (A miracle he didn't die)
Three ~ I split my head wide open and God closed my head that same night (A miracle)
Four ~ God kept my daughter and her family alive through their house burning down in Napa Fires. They lost everything, but they didn't die)
That's just a few of miracle in my family. I am here today to say: God still does miracles and sees our tears. I heard that tears are a way of speaking to God without words. Hold on for what you are needing God to do for you. Keep the faith and press forward in hope. Miracles happen!
VOWS ~ OF LIFE
If you make a vow, do your best to keep it. Marriage is hard work and we never stop learning each other. I never realized at age 22 what the worse part of marriage could be. For better or worse, because there will be worse. For richer or poorer, things happen and planning ahead is a must in life. Sickness and health, there will be times that scare us with sickness, but God remains the same. Sometimes the miracle is the healing process. The great news is this, God is the same and continues to guide us. When you make a vow to God, keep it. There will be good days, but also hard days. Through it all, learn to trust the Lord daily.
I HAVE WATCHED YOUR CRY ~
God see's all and knows our hearts before we speak. Yet, he wants us to ask, seek and knock. He is ready to answer us immediately and sometimes the miracles is being worked out behind the scenes of your life. Trust the process!
When I gave my heart to God, I meant that. I hope you have given your heart to God too. If you haven't, simply say and mean this: God, forgive me of all my sins of life and come into my heart. Help me learn your ways and walk in them. AMEN
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.