Proverbs 14:23 New International Version (NIV)
All hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Last year in 2018, we did not come to this Lake House. We were at our daughter's (Tracy) house in Napa helping her. She had her baby on June 30th and five days later, our daughter had a brain bleed. She was flown by helicopter to a different hospital and the news wasn't good. She would need medication every two hours for twenty one days. It didn't just end there, she needed lots of test and time to heal from this. Days turned into months and my heart broke for her in many ways. She had a new baby and wasn't able to take care of her. Family and friends came together to help and support Tracy and her family any way they could. Life changed that day and it became a new way of living. A process of healing happened and a year later, we are at the Lake House with her and her family.
I want to give thanks to God for helping us through one of the hardest things of life. Last summer we spend so much time in a dark house and tears of life. It was hard for me to watch my daughter in such pain and not experiences the joys of motherhood. It was even worse for her (Tracy) because she wanted to take care of child. Only God knew the depth of her story and the others inside the house last year. God brought her a miracle through healing. Healing takes time and the process of trusting God. Last summer was much different than this summer. I count blessings daily and especially at the lake house. A beautiful place to sit outside and hear birds too.
SEASONS COMES AND GO ~
A new day can bring new thoughts and trusting God becomes a must for me. Not everybody understands my tears of joy or my tears of sorrow. I reach out through the tears to find a great family and friends who totally pulled together. My son (Chad) and his wife (Ashely) took their vacation time to help Tracy and her family last year. This summer they enjoyed time at the lake house too. So much is left unsaid, but the main part together is giving thanks to God for this summer. Summer 2019 brings joys, sunshine, happiness and peace beyond words. It has brought family time in a new way of giving thanks for so much.
Just like the lake, we have waves of change in our lives. The power behind the waves is God. Nothing is too big for him, nothing. Trusting the process and leaning in God in times of not understanding. He is faithful to us and we can see that. Sometimes we must stop and just give thanks at where we are at in life. Life goes by so quickly and we must purpose time with others. Today, we go home from the Lake House with happy hearts. Times of family and sun. Ready to go home to more family and friends.
If you are waiting on a miracle in your life, don't give up. Time is often the healer of things and God's power is real. Prayers are important and our praise is too. Sometimes it's hard to give praise while going through the pain of something. I have seen too many miracles to doubt the power of God. I'm holding on and believing with the readers of my blog too.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
I think it good to be happy for those happy. It's also good to mourn and care about those who deal with hard times. I wish people could just say this, "I'm happy for you". Instead of some saying, "your so lucky". I have some who say this, "I wish I were you". Guess what? You wouldn't have wanted to be me last year or other years in the past. Life presents us with different things in different years. Last summer I watched Facebook and saw how people went on vacations. I was happy for others, while questioning so many thing in my own head. I truly enjoy seeing people happy and traveling to places i might never go. I can see life through their lives and smiling is my favorite. Be happy to be you and excited to experience your life too. God's plan is different for each of us and our happy might just be today! The joys of a new day, life and sharing it with others.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Thank you to all who pray for me and my family. God has connected our lives for purpose. I love seeing a new day and I hope you do too.