The Bible says "give honor to whom honor is due". In proverbs it says "let another man praise you and not your own lips". This post is an attempt to give honor and praise to some special people in my life. As you know my mom is in the hospital facing a very serious situation. This is the first time in my life that I have had to rely completely on my faith and trust in the Lord. This is the first time I have had to look at what I believe and say is this (my faith) enough to see me through. Do I REALLY believe if I have to let her go that we WILL meet again someday? IS JESUS ENOUGH??? I have to say that God has been so faithful to bring me peace and comfort that HE has given me no choice... I have to believe because He has proven himself faithful and true. One of the ways he has shown me his faithfulness is with the people he has placed in my life.
The first person that God has been so kind and faithful to share with me is my husband. He is a rock for me. He listens when I need to talk. He gives me his strong embrace when I need someone to hold me up. His silent presence gives me courage. He knows just when to lighten the moment with a well timed joke. He is patient and kind. He is the kind of husband that the world tells you doesn't exist. I am so thankful that the Lord chose me to be his wife. There is security in knowing that He REALLY loves me!!!
There is a very good reason that I have the world's greatest husband... He has the most amazing MOM... She is ALWAYS there when I need her. My mother-n-love is my Naomi... She is someone I can talk to and cry with. I don't have to worry about my house being clean or my every move being examined by her. I have heard so many horror stories about "the inlaws", but I have been so EXTRA-ordinarily blessed with the world's greatest!!! She makes me laugh and she tells me the truth. She treats me like a daughter and not "my sons wife"... She is my friend in every way. But, when it comes to needing something this is where she stands out from the rest... She just does whatever needs to be done. I never have to ask. Last night when I was just too emotionally exhausted to function she took care of everything without even needing to be asked... I love you DLG!!! You are AMAZING and NO ONE ever lets you know how wonderful you are, but you ARE the best part of our family!!!!! You are a HUGE blessing in my life...
In a day of Jersey Shore, DH of Hollywood, and The Bachelor you might be convinced that females cannot get along. Reality shows have shown the worst of girl relationships just like TV has us convinced there are no good men out there... This is such a shame. The friendship between two woman can be one of the most rewarding relationships. I have been so blessed with the best friends. I'm so thankful for my friend Gayla. She is a what the bible calls a "a virtuous woman whose value is above rubies". There is not an area in this life that we don't connect on. There is not a place where her wisdom has not touched my life. Gayla you make me laugh. You tell the truth in the most wonderful way. You lift me up when I'm down you and you bring me back to earth when I'm full of myself. I'm so thankful to be walking this narrow road with you. It's rare to know that another woman loves you and genuinely celebrates your success!!! YOU ARE A TRUE FRIEND. Thank you for being here for me when I have needed you. Thank you for all that you have done... babysitting, cleaning, listening, praying... I LOVE YOU!!!
In times like this the people who love you step up and do what needs to be done. They PROVE their love by their actions... I'm am so thankful. I am so blessed. God is so faithful and so true. JESUS IS ENOUGH. When the Bible says "My grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in your weakness." This is what it means... When the circumstances of this life are hard to bear God sends his grace and mercy so you can make it through. You all have been God's grace and mercy to me!!!