Strength Through Christ

phillippians413Needless to say, it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted regularly.  The other day, I ended my “hiatus” with a brand new post, remembering my father. Although I didn’t think of this on Mother’s Day, I feel it’s only appropriate to also reflect on my beautiful mom as well.  She was the rock of our family.  After Dad died, mom took the reins like a champ.  My father was very traditional in a sense. Mom stayed at home and raised the kids while dad, a firefighter worked to support our large family—at 55 years old, I’m the seventh and youngest child, so we’re talking 1974, as a time reference.  I’m not sure how many of you can relate, but Dad didn’t trust banks so he kept his money at home in a combination safe, and he was the only licensed household driver, but how’s this for timing–prior to his passing, he purchased a car for my mother and she had just received her driver’s license that year, which always amazes me. Somehow Dad was making provisions, just in case.  He was 41 years old and up for promotion to lieutenant when he died.  After Dad’s passing, Mom, didn’t skip a beat, she began work and quickly attained her nursing certification.

From my point of view, she raised her youngest 3 children seamlessly.  Was she tired at times, discouraged, agitated…? Absolutely. imagesT2UK9GSG But I watched her bounce back countless times over, which demonstrated to me that we really can do ALL things, through Christ which strengthens us.  Oh, I forgot to mention how I know it was Christ’s comforting hands that strengthened my mother, during her most difficult seasons.  It’s because she unknowingly showed us her faith walk, time and time again.  Every night (without fail), before going to bed, Mom kneeled at the bedside and prayed.  What a wonderful and positive example she left for her children to follow.

Always remember, with patience, faith and tenacity, we can do all things through Christ.

mother's fears and strengthsDid you know that Faith and Patience are the power twins?  They really are, try them and then sit back and watch God move!

You know?  For me, it’s interesting and almost therapeutic to talk about the past.  If you are interested in reading more about me, let me know 😉

As always, I’d love know your thoughts!

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