>> Thursday, December 8, 2016
Phoenix and I were driving home yesterday (she was sleeping) when all of the sudden ahead of us I saw a very large something fly straight up in the air. I was confused for a second, and then realized there had been an accident. I really didn’t see the accident (only what I just described), so I wasn’t sure how bad it was. It was at the intersection to our neighborhood, so I pulled over and waited to make sure it was safe to go through.
As I sat there, I looked back at my sweet sleeping girl, and couldn’t help but thank God for His protection. If we had been about 20 seconds further down the road, we would’ve been right in the middle of that intersection at the time of the accident. Trusting God's perfect timing, in having me spend those 20 seconds to put Phe's shoes back on before going into Target. I'm going to think twice about being frustrated over little things like that from now on.
As I look back at 2016 and all that has happened... I’m not gonna lie. It has been the worst year of my life. Yet, I can see God’s hand throughout the year. In little and big things. In some happy times, and in the darkest and hardest times I’ve ever experienced. God has carried me through and continues to show me He is there and He is faithful. Though I am currently walking through a very difficult time, I have a peace and comfort that can only come from God.
I’m really not sure what our future holds, but I know that I can trust God’s plan, that His timing is perfect, and He will carry us through this uncharted territory.
I’d love to ask for some specific prayer requests...
- For Lily’s upcoming birth (whether it be before or after Ben leaves).
- For Ben, as he deploys at the beginning of the year.
- For the girls and I, as we’ve moved down to Florida and have an interesting year ahead of us - and more specifically for me, to hear God, and to be the best mother I can be to these precious girls.
(also, prayers for those affected by the accident I mentioned - I know of at least one fatality)
I hope your 2016 has been a good year, and that 2017 is even better!