(Copied from Facebook last year – not sure who originated the post.)
On this day… 18 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work the next morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00 am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today, tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.
Today I have been married to the man of my dreams for thirteen years. This is what he wrote on Facebook today:
Thirteen years ago today, I started on an amazing adventure, with the best partner that I could ever imagine. Together we have laughed often, cried rarely, and loved constantly. These years have passed in the blink of an eye, yet I feel like I have always been here, where I was meant to be. I must say, I had a fantastic life before I ever met Jerry Ann. But that was all just a preview. Since she came into my life, it has been turned up to 11!
And not only did I become a husband that day, but I became a dad. (Well, I say that, but in reality I feel like being a dad is something that you have to earn every day. ) It has been an incredible joy to spend these past 13 years as part of this family, and I am humbled that they chose me.
Happy Anniversary, my Beloved Jerry Ann!
I cherish this man, and all that we have together…and there is no way I could add anymore to what he stated.
I have some friends that are going through times of uncertainty. I say that it will get better as it did for me but they are still unsure.
God takes us through something, I believe, to help those that go through it later. He brings you into their lives to show that His grace is enough.
Circumstances might be different, but the pain and healing are the same.
Looking back on my life, I never thought that I would be one to encourage others.
I am feeling blessed with my past (as difficult as it has been), because of who He has placed in my path. It is my choice if I assist, encourage or help. He places those that might need me to help…I feel anyway.
“I LOVE YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE, not for what you do. Many voices vie for control of your mind, especially when you sit in silence. You must learn to discern what is My voice and what is not. As My Spirit to give you this discernment. Many of My children run around in circles, trying to obey the various voices directing their lives. This results in fragmented, frustrating patterns of living. Do not fall into this trap. Walk closely with Me each moment, listening for My directives and enjoying My Companionship. Refuse to let other voices tie you up in knots. My sheep know My voice and follow Me wherever I lead.” – Ephesians 4:1-6; John 10:4 – Jesus is Calling by Sarah Young
Do you have this? My David is this for me. He continually supports me and encourages me.
I am completely grateful for him. God chose him for me, and I thank God for him every day.
Love all of you. Thank you for the love and support. 😘 kisses!!
Love and blessings always.
Do what you need to do for your mental, emotional, and physical health. This is something I forget to do. I may concentrate on one area, but certainly not all three.
“Show courage. People need to see what it looks like. Show it. Then feel it.” – Beth Moore
“Stay alert, stand firm…show courage, be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NET)
I need to be more aware of this. I don’t think that I have courage in most situations, but looking back on an event in my life, I most certainly did. Can I see if I showed courage? Not really. Did others see it in me? I hope so. I pray so.
I want to show love and kindness on a daily basis. That is my goal. No matter the situation, I want someone to say that I have been kind and shown love—that His light shines through me.
Blessings and love.