April 6th - A date.
A date that forever changed our lives .... twice.
Our challenges have been a struggle. But many lives have struggles. We are not unique or special. Over the years people often say, "I don't see how you do it." At times, we don't either. But we tell them, it really comes down to making a choice. To make it or not, and not making it isn't an option.
Often times, we need to be reminded to choose to make it. To fight, to be happy, to be honest, to live, to really rely on God. Special people in our lives have delivered those reminders to us. They are among the blessings in our lives. We are blessed with each new day, each new moment, and each new reminder we are given. We are blessed to have each other and our two precious daughters. We are blessed to know God.
While there are struggles and challenges in dealing with the affects of the events that unfolded on April 6, 2004 and April 6, 2009, we have to believe that hope is far greater than fear. For us, the bible holds the truth and reveals God's promises.
"Now, faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
"We wait in hope for the Lord, He is our help and our shield." Psalm 33:20
"Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness."
We are choosing to make it.