The past months have been really trying for my folks. Mom was diagnosed with diabetes and then Dad had this terrible tractor accident and follow up surgery that paralyzed his vocal cord. We were very thankful to find out why he is coughing and having trouble breathing and eating and talking but now he has to deal with working hard to gain his voice back and trying to get back to normal.
I am so proud of how positive he is being and how God is working in his and Mom's lives to encourage and strengthen them in so many ways through all of this. Mom always finds something positive to text to me early in the mornings most days. It is nearly always a scripture and thought from her early morning bible reading. What a blessed people we are to have the Word of God to strengthen us and guide us and to show us God's nature.
Isn't it interesting how much closer we draw to God in our need than when everything is just running along smoothly? I see that the more trials we endure the more we learn to always stay close to Him. It is a challenge to be consistent in our fellowship with Him instead of just when we need Him. I am so thankful for the peace and joy He showers on us through time spent with Him.
I choose to be positive today. Thank you Mama. Thank you for your example of laying His word on your heart and for how you and Daddy love all of us so completely with no reserve. You show us a glimpse I think of how God loves. What a blessing to have Godly parents. It's awesome.
Speaking of wonderful, Godly parent's...Sid's Dad had his Birthday yesterday. I love this picture of him at work with his Birthday balloons. I can't say enough about the blessing of having DaddyBob in our lives. I am thankful that we live closer to him and can see him more often. His and Mama Jo's example of Godly living and how they glorified and glorify God consistently every day has been a faith builder for us. We love you DaddyBob and Happy Birthday!Blessings...