I have been blessed and had the pleasure of being a daughter, mother and grandmother. My mother was a beautiful, Godly woman, who was proud of her four children and she took an active part in each of our lives. However, at the young age of thirty-five, she was overcome with depression and took her life. It was devastating to say the least. I was so grateful that she gave me the love of Christ and that I had God’s love to carry me through that difficult time. For that reason, Mother’s Days are still somewhat difficult for me.
But as life goes on, God blessed me with two beautiful and healthy children and three beautiful and healthy grandchildren. I also have the pleasure of being stepmother to a wonderful son and grandmother to his three beautiful sons. God is so good all the time.
As we go through life, we experience different changes and seasons. Some are great and memorable, some we would rather forget. None the less, they change us and how we react in different situations. I praise God every day for His strength, mercy, grace and guidance. I don’t know where I’d be without Him walking beside me and sometime carrying me, when I was too weak to walk on my own.
I guess you’re wondering how I got on tis topic after talking about Mother’s Day?
Being a child, mother or even a grandmother hasn’t always come easy for me. I’ve been a single parent and my grandchildren live a thousand miles away. I know a lot of you can relate with me. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to parent a special needs child. We all have special needs and thankfully God knows each of those. He is sovereign, omnipresent and has a plan for each of our lives. I am so grateful.
Now that I’m retired He allows me the opportunity to volunteer in our church. It is the most rewarding experience I have ever known. It is my blessing and I highly recommend it to anyone that has free time.
My life has been rewarding through Christ and I pray that you feel the same. No matter your season in life, God is there to guide you.
"Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.
Don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving; let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:4-7
Yours in Christ