Happy Sunday everyone! I don’t know about you girls, but this week has been a LONG one! I’m so ready to start a new week! If you’ve been reading the blog then you know that I have been busy here at the house redecorating and picking out new items to give our home a little “facelift”. In the midst of all this, I started getting those nasty little migraines and slept through a few days.
I am slowly getting back on my schedule, but it has been a little hard since our weather has been so nice! We are experiencing weather that has been in the 80’s this week and boy is it nice outside at night! I’m so glad those 100+ days are gone and I hope they stay gone.
We are going this week to pick out new countertops, a new sink,
As we were having our little family cookout last night, it made my heart swell. I have been in this HUGE cooking and cleaning stage (not sure how long that will last, so I figure I better ride it out and take advantage of it), so cooking for them has given me more pleasure here lately. We are a blended family and it has not always been this easy. In fact, it was pretty chaotic and stressful for about 5 years.
After my husband lost his son (he was only 19), things really took a turn. Many of my friends told me that marriages have a hard time withstanding things like this, so they wanted me to be prepared for a possible divorce. I never considered divorce any time during the last 10 or 11 years. I knew that Barry was the one God sent me and somehow He would mend all these loose ends. And our marriage would thrive and all these obstacles the devil put in
Over time things got better, the kids started accepting Barry and appreciating him more. He stepped in as a father figure and they didn’t like at all LOL! When I say things were bad with the kids, I mean they were bad! But somehow by the grace of God everything worked out and each day I see it still becoming more perfect than I ever imagined.
I prayed and prayed and prayed until I was praying like I was drinking water. What I want to tell you, that even in your darkest hour, things can still turn completely around for your good! God promised that! When you think you have lost your child to an addiction…God can turn that around. Never give up! Never stop praying and never stop being their parent. They will HATE you, but that’s ok…you are not their friend…you are the ONE standing in the gap for their soul.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
When the devil says your marriage is over…he is a LIAR! God can turn sarcasm and smart remarks to tender love and hugs that are nonstop. When you are miserable at a job, continuing praying and continue to believe…because God will put you exactly where he wants you and open doors for you that you never knew was possible. When friends hurt you and leave you because you are no benefit to them anymore…God is there to be your friend and comforter. When your heart feels like it has sunk into the lowest part of your stomach and you feel like there is a BIG empty hole…God will step in and ease your pain.
Trust in God, pray without ceasing, keep the faith and believe you have a purpose and God will fulfill that purpose you!
Phillipians 1:6Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
God bless you girls!! Everyone of you that open an email, make a comment, follow along on my fashion and lifestyle adventure…I am blessed and thankful for each and every one of you. I hope you all are blessed beyond your wildest dreams and I hope it starts today!
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