I am here apologizing once again and asking for prayer. I know that I have not posted in some time. I am hoping this fact will change not long after the new year along with getting some much needed maintenance done on this blog. I inadvertently left out part of the title and have never fully gotten the background like I wanted it. My apologies! I also have hopes to get back to working on my next book while proofing all of my previous blog posts at the same time. Please bare with me and if you think of it, offer up a word of prayer for all of this, too! I am wanting to lift Him up for your benefit, not mine. Praying He helps me in this!
In moving to our new city and apartment, my husband and I moved back into a room together. I have much, much less space BUT I am just feet from my husband instead of several rooms away. I do not mind at all living in a smaller space. We gave up space for amenities. Now in a gated community at least at night. We are closer to my husband's work, 10 minutes compared to 40 minutes. So we have also given up a car. Please forgive me if I've shared all of this before. I won't rehash. Giving up some space has taken some reorganizing and with all else that has conspired this year, it's still ongoing. I have not been able to do any of my artwork since September of 2015. I have been missing it all and it is getting much closer to having it be resolved. I would appreciate any encouragement in the comments.
On top of all the moving, our son was married in November up in Pennsylvania. We attended and were so very excited about the whole thing. We now have a sweet new daughter-in-law and even a granddaughter! So our family has grown in leaps and bounds. Being adopted myself, this has brought much joy to my heart. When I was first told of her daughter (3 years ago) I was actually so very happy that our son was considering being a Daddy to a child that was already present in the world and needing him in her life. I am still ecstatic! The smile on our son's face at the completion of their vows told me volumes! He is 30 years old and I never saw such joy on his face. I can honestly tell you that I don't think I've ever gone so many hours without a dry eye, from joy, of course! My only regret now is that they live several states away. We would love to know both of them better! When I married my husband, I knew that he had a son from a previous marriage. I told him that if he ever wanted to get custody of him that I was fine with that and that I already loved him, being that he was a part of him. We went on to finding out that I could not have children (story planned on this in a later post). We got custody of his son in 1999 when he was 13 years old and I also had a son! And I won't spoil any more of the story for you.
Despite my efforts to regain health, along with many prayers, I ended up in the hospital in Pennsylvania. Then we returned home to work with doctors to overcome newly arisen issues yet Satan has appeared to be on the warpath. The only reason why I am sharing more in depth is that I need you to know how serious this is so that you all may pray accordingly. I was informed just two days ago that at some point I have had a mild heart attack. I am having further testing with a cardiac catheterization just after the new year. I know this can also be something that requires more recovery time to get me back moving again so it may slow my posts here, I will keep you updated. This is all something that I have been praying about for some time and has been needed even before the heart attack. Prayers please for my healing, and right now for me to keep my eyes on Jesus since I appear to be a bit flighty in my emotions. And also for my continuation in lifting Jesus up higher. I believe that God has a place for me out there and that Satan is mad and on the attack because of what God is wanting to do. But, we all know that Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. I was having a much worse time of it until I saw this photo posted on Facebook and have had to share it now, many times over:
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
And, due to the Christmas holiday I will share a Christmas song that I've lover over and over again. When the "Hallelujah's" ring in here it just truly inspires such awe in my heart that it brings tears. It is my hope that you will pay some deep attention and find the same! God bless you and Merry Christmas.
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