For several years, I suffered with so much pain. Sometimes, I felt as though my own body was attacking itself. At times, it was so horrible and nothing gave any relief except the knowledge that God had a plan for my life. As I reflect on memories, my heart is filled with a feeling of happiness and joy. God has provided many blessings through the people he has placed in and on my path.
April 1, 2014– My life changed forever! GONE!! But never forgotten! If I listen closely, I can still hear your voice and feel that last warm and precious hug! The last words you spoke to me as you hugged me still linger in my heart and brain as I remember them. The look in your eyes and on your face haunt my memories and bless me! I know you love me! You said, “Hester, honey, you just don’t know how much I love you!” Clyde, you always made it perfectly clear that you loved me and your family and friends! You did it daily with your words and deeds! You gave us so much love and so many blessings! God truly blessed us! You were a gentle giant with a beautiful giving heart!
Observing my children, grandchildren, and family as they continue on their paths has given me pleasure and comfort. I am so thankful and proud that they are all involved in their own missions of helping others. Each of them has their own ministry and continue to worship and serve our Heavenly Father. What more could a mother or grandmother ask!!
During this pandemic of 2020, I have learned once more how important human contact is to a person’s sanity! I miss my children, grandchildren, family, and friends! Being alone is certainly no picnic or fun. After having surgery and being hospitalized for three weeks, I was looking forward to more than isolation and “alone time!” God works in mysterious ways. He certainly has an amazing sense of humor!
One method of keeping myself entertained has been diving into my Bible. That renewed search for truth has given me a closer relationship with my Heavenly Father. Reminiscing about the past and all the times God has been right where he promised to be has been a blessing. I know His Purpose and Plan is always best for me. I look forward to many more years of happiness and joy. He is not finished with me!