Well, these last few months have had a ridiculous amount of drama, pain, death and exhaustion.
November had me in the operating room for a total knee replacement, and don’t even get me started with excruciating therapy that followed. From wheelchair to walker to cane … November was stupid.
December told me that my mother’s cancer had returned. Christmas was moved to Texas, believing that it could be her last. Happy birthday, Jesus.
January hurried me back to her side after she became unconscious and rushed to the hospital. The cancer was not only back but was very aggressive and was told that it would be very painful. Welcome to 2019.
February brought four radiation treatments, nursing and her birthday … 84 years beautiful. Finally came hospice, tearful goodbyes and her sweet soul was carried into the arms of Jesus. Happy birthday, mama.
I don’t even remember March and here we are in April.
YET…..God is still on the throne.
Margaret Bottome said, “We can only go through some fires with a large faith; little faith will fail. We must have the victory in the furnace.”
I have great faith and am not a stranger to death. My son, my mother-in-law, my father and my mother have all passed into the next life, forever in the presence of our Lord.
“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later.” Romans 8:18
And my friends, there is no greater comfort than what our God of the universe has promised us!! Imagine the most beautiful place you have ever seen … is it at the beach, a peaceful river, even the Grand Canyon? I invite you to read Revelation chapter 21 and see real beauty. The late Billy Graham said, “Even when we allow our imaginations to run wild on the joys of heaven, we find that our minds are incapable of conceiving what it will be like.”
So where these last few months have taken a toll, I know where my loved ones are and cannot wait to see them again.
Got questions? Let me know! God bless You!!