I know...I know....
It's been forever! But you know what they say - "The best layed intentions..." etc, etc. I guess this past few months have proven two things for me. Firstly GOD IS IN CONTROL and His plans and purposes are ALWAYS better than mine! And secondly, He can see an outcome I can't! Oh, and perhaps there is a third thing...THROUGH HIM I - (we all do) - HAVE THE STRENGTH TO ENDURE WHATEVER HE PLACES BEFORE US ACCORDING TO HIS WILL. Praise be to our Mighty God, our Loving Father!!!
This first 7months of 2012 have been intense with health issues. Oh, not for me - the worst I've had is maybe three migraines! I can deal with that. But two of my brothers have had open heart surgery - one week apart! You know, I think that's taking sibling rivalry a little too far, don't you?? :-) Another brother (yeah, I have a lot of them!) has heart and lung problems stemming from an inoperable spur located near his Achilles tendon making it extremely difficult to walk, and therefore to exercise. My uncle endured, and fully recovered with a clean bill of health, a tumour on the bladder.
It's been a bit of overkill, really!
All of the health stuff and the travelling back and forth has been overshadowed by this - MY SON GOT MARRIED in June! I was reminded of something as I reflected back on all our family has been through, and the trip to Sydney for the wedding - GOD BRINGS GOOD OUT OF EVERYTHING! The two heart-patient-brothers were unable to make the wedding due to recovery - how rude....(kidding, of course!) But their thoughts and love were there. And for me personally, seeing my son...my bear...my beautiful man get married, still brings tears to my eyes even as I write this. My new daughter-in-law is a beautiful girl and I love her immensely. She loves my son!!! What more could a mother want?! :-)
So, on that, and in regards to this blog...I make no plans or promises, other than this - GOD'S WILL BE DONE! I prayed as I walked down the street to my local library to do this, asking God that if it is His will that I pick up again, then I surrendered to Him to make it happen! I am merely His inferior and broken instrument, weilded by His power alone. This will be about Him. My life is about Him. I AM ABOUT HIM!!! Without God, I am NOTHING.
Love and hugs, and God's blessings over all of you...
Jeanne (Toni) xxx