I’m sitting here this Christmas watching the University of Mobile passionately perform their beautiful Christmas concert, and I am so very blessed. I was reminded today by a couple Facebook posts that it was 27 years ago this day that my first husband went into the hospital so very sick with cancer and went home to Jesus 21 days later. Wow! Seems like so long ago but yet it sometimes seems like yesterday.
Raising three children from the ages of 8, 6 and 5 as a single mom for 15 years, I was blessed to watch them change and grow, seeing them love Jesus, growing up into wonderful adults that make me so proud, now raising families of their own, blessing me with 10 grandchildren!!
I am truly blessed!
Oh the wonders of my God; how amazing He has been to me!! Oh the wonders of His love, how He loves me and provides for me, yesterday, today and forever!
Now I celebrate 11 years with the wonderful man God blessed me with later in life. Our marriage is such a blessing to me, as is my husband. I have seen God do such amazing things in my life and his, and we will celebrate 12 years of marriage next June.
God’s word is truth, and He is more than enough to help you go through anything and everything life throws at you, even cancer, even death of a spouse or parent. I hope to encourage anyone who may be facing difficult circumstances today. My story is one of victory in Jesus in spite of life circumstances.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, Emmanuel, the Son of God, who came to earth as a baby so he could grow into a man and suffer and die on a cruel Roman cross to pay the penalty for the sins of all mankind, I thank Him that we can have victory over all things here on earth, and we can live in eternity with Him if we put our faith and trust in Him! Thank you, thank you Jesus!!
I believe that Christmas lives in me. I believe. He truly is the Lamb of God!! Sweet Lamb of God. I love the Holy Lamb of God.–some stanzas from the concert playing as I type.
For the friend who may be reading this and struggling with something difficult in life, let me encourage you to turn to Jesus and never look back. You will not regret it!
Janan,you are soo right. Going through the last two years I don’t know how I could have done it alone. Truth is I didn’t. He was standing right beside me, even when I didn’t see it. Deuteronomy 31:8 says “The Lord HIMSELF goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
I didn’t lose my husband when the children were little but after they were grownup. We lost Amy 6 years before Danny. I am thankful for God to give me all that time with them both. I still have a wonderful son and he is very special to me. I enjoyed the time we spent together, yesterday. Yes Danny and Amy were missed, but it is time to make new memories. I want to thank you for your encouragement. You are a good friend,and I have been blessed to have you in my small group. I have sat and watched what God has done in my life and I am excited to see what he has planned next. I love you friend and sister.
I’m excited to see what God has in store for you too!!