Someone has it worse (also on CB site)

As I think back thru the last year and all the coversations I have had with people and all the times someone has told me they don’t know how we do it – one thing always comes to mind…someone else has it worse.

I think about my dear friend, who is battling ongoing breast cancer; another friend who’s husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer just after having a child; I think of a coworker who’s son just went through open heart surgery; I think about a sweet little boy that we met when we were in the PICU who spend more time in the hospital than he did at home. And you know what I keep thinking–this isn’t that bad.  Yes we face countless appointments, hours of work lost, sleepless nights and of course the unknowns but it’s not that bad…

Recently when reading one of my online Bible studies a verse stuck out to me, Isaiah 41:10b says, “I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand” What a relief! Someone is on my side & is there for me no matter what…God will / does give me the strength to go through all the hard times.  What a relief!  No matter what we are facing God is there for us, He is there to lift us when we feel like we can’t be take one more step…Have you ever read the poem Footprints in the Sand by Carolyn Joyce Carty?  Google it…it reminds us that God IS always there for us…

Psalm 138:8 also says,The Lord will work out His plans for my life – for your faithful love, O Lord, enurds forever.  Don’t abandon me for you made me.  He has a plan….we just have to listen and be willing / open to follow his plan…His plan never fails.  God wants us to succeed, He’s not out to get us 🙂

So as I think back to what we have been through in the last year, the discoveries of possible abnormalities with my pregnancy and then when sweet Violet was born…it’s not that bad…I can think of plenty of people who have it WAY worse than we do.

We have a beautiful, thriving little girl who has a big sister who loves her dearly and will grow up and be her earthly protector.  Violet is blessed to have wonderful people in her life that love her so very much and think about her and pray for her daily…we are blessed.

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