There are 2 verses that keep me going when times have gotten tough they are:
13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Romans 8:28 Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who.
Whenever I watch things on TV where people have been through some devastating things and show such amazing strength it makes me thankful for what I have and admire those who seem to handle it so well.
Although we have been through some really tough times especially of late I know that God has a plan in it all. The way I see is that by me going through certain situations I will then be able to relate to others who go through similiar things and hopefully be a light to guide them through the tough times.
Since James and I have been together we have gone through:
James being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Diabetes
James had a motor bike accident in February of this year
Jessica, our 5th child, was born 33 weeks preemie
July last year we were almost homeless
James dad passed away November, 2010 from terminal cancer.
March 2010 Samuel had a broken Femur after Matthew jumped off the lounge onto his leg.
Both our boys Samuel and Matthew were diagnosed with Autism/Asperger in September 2009.
Through all of those crisis James and I have remained strong. I am thankful that we have been together for 15 years and will be married for 13 years on 11th July. He is my soul mate and best friend.
I am thankful for my family, my 5 beautiful children, 2 girls and 3 boys. Jessica even though she was preemie was my blessing. Even though we hadn't really planned to have another child because 4 were enough, Jessica was our little surprise. I always had the no. 5 going round in my head not in regards to children. I would always just think 5 at different times. I now believe that is because we were meant to have 5 children. I had always wanted Nicola (our no. 2) to have a sister. I have a sister and because Nicola was out numbered by the boys I though it would be so nice for her to have someone who she could relate to. Nicola was actually there when we had the Ultra sound and found out that we were having another girl. There are heaps more things I am grateful but I will leave them for another day.
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