First of all, I am so grateful for the prayers my last post brought to me. Thank you guys so much. It is humbling to be on the receiving end in this blogging world. I have always been blessed by praying for you over this past year and a half. The Lord has done great things in my life and I have been blessed by the desire He put in my heart to "pray it forward". And it is my honor to do so.
This said, and being today is the next to last day of 2008, and the year of my blog:), I thought it time to share a part of who Laurie in Ca. is, who she was, and a bit of what makes me tick. But I won't write it here to save some time. I don't know how to copy/paste either, so I will send you where I shared it in 2007. If you click on Especially Heather in my blogs I follow, go to her Archives of 7-7-07, my brief story is #61 in her comments. I am taking this risk because I feel it is important to let you know that my God is faithful, keeps His Word, and is able to pull us through anything life can throw at us. The desires and burdens He has given me for you, come not from walking the same road of situations you have experienced, but the pain is familiar to me. The One Who brings us through our pain is the same yesterday, today, and forever. My heart is bonded to yours through shared pain and overcoming that pain with Him, Jesus. So, if you choose to go there and read about me, please realize that it is a part of my past that makes me who I am today. It is a part of my testimony here on earth. I can honestly say with all my heart that I would not change one thing. And I am not finished yet; the best is yet to come. I believe it is already here but God keeps amazing me and blessing me through my life and through you. So, if you want to know more about me, go there, and come back here:) Then we can begin the New Year with no secrets between us. I don't like secrets unless they are in love and respect.
Yesterday was a really good and healing day for me. Isaac and Hannah helped me take down the tree and it was so fun. I usually snap into auto pilot and just get it done. Yesterday was new and great and made many sweet memories in my heart. God gives us children to remind us to keep it simple, honest and full of love. I had it all yesterday and my heart is pretty much back on track. Thank you again for your prayers, they worked and my babies were the icing on the cake.
Have a blessed day and be a blessing to someone today who needs it. I can't think of one person who doesn't need it.
Love and Hugs, Laurie