Tuesday, August 28, 2007

One Year Gone

Twila Anita Knight - age 4

Feb. 06, last pic before diagnosis of lung cancer

Yesterday, Aug. 27th was the one year anniversary of my Mom's death.
I did particularly well. I was more sad on Sunday morning, as she died on a Sunday. I know she is in a better place. Her life was hard and miserable most of the time. She made many bad choices that she regretted until the very end. She didn't see how God could forgive her "on her deathbed". She felt she wasn't deserving. I tried to explain to her that it's never too late to accept Christ as your personal savior. The benefit is: the sooner we do it, the more we get to enjoy the benefits of His love while we are on Earth!

Look around. See the beauty in his creation. Recognize the daily blessings that come your way. The green light when you're in a hurry. The bird flying by your window putting on a show. A new checkstand opening just as you walk by looking for one. Your loved one calling just to say, "Hi". Finding the best sweater ever on the clearance table. They are everywhere!

GOD is so good! He can help you make it through the most painful seasons of your life, if you just let Him. He's always there, waiting for you. If you don't know what to say, just say, "Help me". He will.

I am so thankful for the awesome family and wonderful friends He has brought into my life. The love and support is what has helped me get through this last two years.
I love you all dearly. Thank you for being a part of my journey.


Tracie said...

I'm sorry to hear that you mom passed away, if even a year ago. I don't know that pain of losing a parent and honestly I hope to not know it anytime soon. You sound like a true trooper though!

God is GREAT you are so right! It sounds like you are a Christian, "born again" as they say about us. I'm a Christian too and LOVE JESUS!! I always hope and pray for friends of mine to find Him in their life...

God Bless you and your family.