Return to the stronghold of security and prosperity,
You prisoners of hope;
Even today do I declare that I will restore
Double your former prosperity to you.
I am overjoyed to write this post today.
Three years ago at this time, I was slobbering all over my lap top, expressing my sad and broken heart because my daughter’s life spun out of control and I couldn’t bear the brokenness I saw on her face. Her husband, the man she loved like no other, came home from deployment and walked right out of her life leaving her to cope with a baby just a few months old and no family member nearby to cry with or babysit. You helped us! I felt rescued, supported, and encouraged when you came alongside us with your loving words, beautiful cards, emails, testimonies and most importantly your powerful prayers. Hands down, this was the time in my life when I felt the most loved and carried by the Body of Christ. Our family pulled through with strength and purpose focusing on Jesus and our covenant blessings. We learned the meaning of restoration. We look nothing like we did! Thank you!
We got the good news last night. I couldn’t wait to tell you! I am proud to announce that our daughter, Carrie, is officially engaged to Paul, a loving Christian man she met at church last fall who has pursued her relentlessly and loves little Susanna like she’s his own.
This post connects to my friends at Spiritual Sundays where inspiration sustained me in the hard times.