Spring changes to Summer.
Summer changes to fall.
Fall changes to Winter.
Winter changes to Spring once again.
The Sun rises, and sets.
These are all things that we consider to be part of what has become known as the Circle of Life. Babies are born and love ones die. It's all a fact of this life we live here on this side of Eternity.
If you haven't figured it out yet, I am a Christian and fully believe that there is life after death, and I fully believe that it is the life that is spoken about in the Bible. Jesus Christ said "I am the way, the truth, and the Life" in John 14:6. In His death (that we just celebrated last week on good Friday), His burial, and HIS resurrection-celebrated on Easter Sunday, he fulfilled this statement as the ONLY Son of God and gave us a way to spend eternity in HIS presence. However, for those that deny Him and this gift, they will spend eternity in a very real Hell.
Now you may be wondering, Why are you telling me this? Well, 1) because I believe that everyone needs to hear this message. That this life is not all that matters; and how we live in this life is not what will get us to heaven. 2) because death is an everyday part of life. Flowers bloom, wilt and die, animals are born and die, and so do the one's we love the most. Like I wrote in my last post, unbeknownst to me at the time of it's writing, time WERE a changing.
We found out Sept. 8th, 2021 that my father had stage 4 kidney cancer and that 70-80% of his bone mass in the spine and ribs had been eaten away by the cancer. We learned that he had two tumors that attached themselves to his spine, one of them fracturing his vertebra in his neck. We were told that with radiation and therapy that the Dr. thought he had another year. Six weeks later, I buried my father.
I stayed with my mom for two weeks after that and came home. The week before Thanksgiving our landlord called and told us that we had till January 1 to find somewhere else to live, as she needed the house we were living in back. Over the next 4 weeks we had to endure unannounced contractors, all while we were both working and trying to find a house to purchase. By the Grace of God alone, we were not only able to find a house, but were also able to secure financing for it. On the morning that we were to close on the house, we had a tree from the neighbor's yard come down on the power lines at 5am. The tree ripped the power meter off the back of the house, and the lines from the roof. We still had too much to pack and no power. We closed on our new home at 1 that day and went back to pack what we could, by candle and batter operated lantern light. By God's grace we got moved in only two days past the deadline given by the landlord, and only because there was no power at the residence she was renting us.
Times were changing. Life was moving on, and everything was changing. Or so it seemed. We had a new home, but still didn't ( and don't yet) have children. I said last post that it was a post for another time. Well, two years ago this past January we started our infertility journey. Long story short, and without sharing too much personal, we both had health problems that were preventing us from getting pregnant. The Dr that we were seeing had told us that our only option was adoption, not wanting to deal with the health issues we both had because it was not how he thought it should be handled. Again, long story short and without too personal, we switched dr and saw a few others, and again, by God's grace alone, and by GOD'S hand alone, we now both have dealt with (or are dealing with) the health issues that were preventing us from getting pregnant. We are once again hopeful and await GOD'S timing.
I am still working with the same company that I have been with for almost two years, but have since switched which of the 7 locations that I am at, switched which shift I am working and will soon be moving into the Manager's position. My stress levels are not even a fraction of what they were and I am so blessed God has answered that prayer.
And I once again am going to try and give this a shot. My business I mean. Maybe now that I have some roots planted I can see if this will actually ever work. For almost 10 years now I have been trying, and frankly, failing at starting and maintaining my own business. I have each time had to give up on it and go work a 40hr a week job outside the house in order for us to make our goals a reality. To be able to have cars that work, to make trips to see family, etc. I have had to give up time with my husband and time with friends. I have had to miss church functions because I was too tired from my job. Maybe, just maybe, this time might be different.
Times are ever changing. The sun comes up and goes down. The Seasons change. Loved ones are born and Loved ones die. Everything is changing. Everything except God, and I am SO thankful HE NEVER changes nor does HIS love for me.
"Dear GOD, Please remind me that no matter what in my life changes, you are still the same and still have all the events in my life in your hand; that you still have the best in store for me, though it may not feel like it at that time. AMEN."
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