32 years… I look back on my life so far and the word that comes to my mind is Blessed. I have had the Lords favor and covering, he set me apart this I know to be true. He has been faithful and true to his word… even when I felt as though I was at the very end of my rope. We have never been given anymore than we could handle. I promise I have felt like it at times but hind sight is always 20/20.
I have been Blessed with a spouse that I love we have passion and excitement for each other. This is a miracle and I know that God has been walking with us… I know that sounds cliche but statistics show that 80% of marriages fail when having a child with special needs. To have a marriage that is full of passion is a Blessing and a miracle and I am so thankful.
I have been blessed with a son that is kind and Christ minded he makes me so proud my heart just aches.
I have been blessed with a daughter who is Alive and well. She is determined and strong and walking …
I wish I could express my mommy words better, my heart after this year of being apart from my son for so long and watching my daughter endure the hardest time she has medically are few… But the top are Thankful and Blessed.
I was showered today with loving words from my friends and family and I am telling you that a woman could never feel as loved or as blessed as I do tonight. My husband and kids cooked me an amazing dinner that I ate way to much of and we all cuddled up and watched a show on the computer! I had a amazing day thank you to each person who was a part of making it special.
Proud… That is the word that comes to mind when I think about our friends The Pettit’s. I have the image of the Lord talking to them one day saying… “well done my good and faithful servants”. The thing about The Pettit Family is that they first asked the Lord for direction, then they are still and quite and listened for his voice, and after they hear him they act.
And boy do they act!! The Lord told the Pettit’s that they were going to be Missionaries. It almost takes my breath away, this little family sold everything they owned! REALLY, Amanda had a garage sale in her house! And off they went, first to El Salvador and now they are in Haiti! I have had the blessing of getting to hear about the amazing adventures that they have been on. They are my constant inspiration to keep things simple, stay out of debt just in case the Lord wants to send The Rogers Family on the mission field.
The light in the eyes of The Pettit Family have gotten brighter and brighter since they begun being Missionaries in Haiti. The passion that they have is an example of how passionate the Lord fills about each and every Haitian. It is amazing the instant love that they have for the people of Haiti.
When you have friends who are excited about the Mission they have been chosen for it is contagious. I can’t help but feel excited about the Haitian people!
I heard in one of the books we recently listened to that we are loud… We have noise continually coming at us from every direction. From the Radio, I- Pods, Television to yes even books on tape. I wonder if we took time to listen to our Lord what he would say? Where would he send us? Who would we become? If we just listened….
I am thankful that I have The Pettit Family to lead by example. Now I am going to jump on the opportunity to listen to My Lord…
Eternity with their families! Because one family listen and acted! You can follow The Pettit Families journey in Haiti by reading their blog.
Josh and I have been listing to books on tape. They all have taught me something… maybe not what the author had in mind but none the less I have walked away each time chewing on a thought for quite sometime. This last book was Management Secrets: Proven tools for Personal and Business by Warren Buffett. I am sure I should have walked away with amazing business ideas. Instead I walked away with conviction of heart. One of the things he said is not new to anyone.. We tell our kids all the time “you are judged by the company you keep”. I have amazing friends… what a blessing, you have all heard about them, I love to brag on each of them. I have friends that lift me up in prayer, uplift my marriage, offer parenting advice (that I want) and over the years have made me a better friend. I have older woman in my life that I LOVE, that I learn from and that I hope I can be like when I grow up. These women have marriages that I strive for, and kids that I hope mine turn out like. I think my conviction of heart is… by being careful about the company I keep I will in turn have something I can really teach my kids. Leading by example at their age is imperative. The one friend we all need to “keep around” is the Lord. when he is walking with us daily it is very easy to be keeping the right company.