I need a personal moment today....
Today is the 2nd anniversary of the day my mom went to be in Heaven. I was getting really sad leading up to this day, but then on Sunday, one of our Pastors gave a wonderful sermon reminding us to be Joyful and to always view the cup half full. This really helped me turn my thinking around and instead of sadness, I began to think about how thankful I am for my mom. What a wonderful example of a Christian woman who taught my brother, dad and I about the love of Jesus and about God's grace! Thank you mom above all for that, and for being home every day when I came home from school, for teaching me so many wonderful crafts, for sharing your love of your garden and of travel with me, for encouraging me to strive to always do my best, and for always believing in me. I love you!
And thank you for leaving me with these comforting words in a daily devotion book.. no better words could have been written for this day - July 8th ...
"On the wings of prayer our burdens take flight - our load of care becomes bearably light."
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let you fall. ~ Psalms 55:22
"Today with prayer the rough and trying times can be made bearable".
Wow.. my mom knew I'd need those words every year on this day.. thank you Lord for mending my heart and Thank You Mom for being the amazing lady I was lucky enough to call "mom".