The above is how my friend sees things as they are...
This is what I see...
I see a beautiful young lady that displays the most amount of patience I have ever seen a mother exhibit. I see a tremendously talented and gifted quilter, her work is extraordinary and she's quick to boot! I see someone so strong in her faith that she has set an example to me of someone I aspire to be like. I see two darling and energized little girls following Jesus because it's what they see their beautiful mother doing. I see someone who isn't afraid to cry or ask for help. I see someone who is there to offer a shoulder when others are crying and she is the first to offer assistance when others ask for help. I hear her laugh and it's music to my ears.
But most of all, I see that God loves my friend. And in order for her to grow in the grace and the knowledge of Jesus, He will expose her to difficult times, but always for her good and His Glory. None of us is promised a smooth path on the Christian road, however we are assured that the Lord has already experienced all and more, and that He will teach us and grow us through whatever we face.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."
And so to my dear friend...be encouraged and wait on Him.
I am reminded of Peter...as long as his eyes were on Jesus, he walked on water. As soon as he took his eyes off of Jesus, he began to sink.
Put your eyes back on Jesus. Praise him. Spend time with him.
Be still and know that He is God.....
I love you!