Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Looking Back

Sometimes, its easier to just live life and not look back. Not think about yesterday or the woulda, coulda, shoulda's! As I grow though, I find that it's where I've been and what God has gotten me through that make me who I am. So yes, maybe life would have been easier without some of the yesterdays, but then I wouldn't be who I am today-and while I know God's not finished with me yet, He has brought me so far in the last few years and for that I am so grateful!

I found these pictures I never posted from my sweet baby brother's wedding and it just made me think of how far we've come! We were so happy on this day, oblivious to the twists and turns ahead. We never know what is going to come our way in life, only God knows, because it's His perfect plan-designed just for us!
And so after this happy day God carried us through and delivered us from what could have been even more life changing than it was! When the doctor's confirmed that there was a mass on my liver to say I was afraid would not be accurate, I was terrified. BUT--I was immediately filled with peace-knowing that the fact that the mass had been found was a gift from God during an ultrasound to check my gall-bladder. After zillions of tests, several doctors, and two surgeries-I have 1/2 a liver, no gallbladder-but here I am! God allowed me to go through this storm, He carried me through it, with my family, my friends, and my church family.
I am healthier now than I have been in years, and so thankful for what feels like a 2nd chance at life. God has blessed me in so many ways and I'm so thankful that He has more for me to do and He isn't finished with me yet!


Amy and Luke said...

Hey, found you on the blog hop. I'm a special eduacator too, in VA! Congrats on your weight loss and I'm about to read your post about IEP's...can't wait!

Our Family said...

Love the new blog design and 2 posts in 2 days! Woo hoo! Welcome back. I love that family pic from the wedding. It is so beautiful!