November 25, 2009 - the night I had a stroke on Wednesday before Thanksgiving
It has been two years since my life changed. Thankful to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit for saving me, giving me a second chance and bringing me closer to Him. While I might not be where I thought I would be, or even where Doctors told my family or me, the recovery process has been the toughest challenge I have ever had to face. I have bad days but the good days out do them. I cannot say recovery is easy but! I can say that the peace, strength and love from the Lord keep me going.
In the last two years I have come across so many people and I pray that God has used me to help others. I have seen so many that do not know the Lord, do not have His peace and are very miserable. I have also seen people that say they rely on Jesus in one breath and in the next breath are miserable. May His peace be on them that He so freely gives, that those that are miserable realize the refuge He provides. Before my stroke I never realized how much I am to rely on Him and how much His ways and plans are better than anything we can imagine.
His Words change people and life becomes manageable as long as He is the focus. Two years and that is my thoughts for today. Circumstance might be there - not having a full functional body, not always walking as best as I would like, not having a right hand that can do what it did before and lots of pain/muscle tightness in arm and leg. But God, makes my days better by giving me a family that helps even when it stops them for a moment, a family that ask what can they do to help or if I want help and giving me friends that have no idea how much I need their company at times but show up at the right time. Thank you.
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,
in everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18