I just got a call from a sweet lady here in Akron.
She called to thank me for being such a blessing to her daughter.
She told me I was a jewel.
And then I tried to talk.
And then I bawled.
She couldn't possible know what her words meant to me.
We have been going through some major "changes" in our life.
Big life changes.
And, I don't know if it happens for everyone, but it certainly did for us
you start to doubt or wonder about everything.
Am I a complete failure?
Could I have done something different?
Why am I doing this?
What's the point?
All day long.
Am I even worthy to teach my own children?
My husband and I have beaten ourselves up this whole year wondering.
But, in the end, we always come back to the fact that it is God
working in our lives.
Moving us, preparing us, changing us.
I know that!
Beyond a shadow of a doubt.
But, you still wonder.
This lady didn't know what we had been through.
She didn't know how much I needed someone to say that.
To mean it.
To know that I matter to someone.
All this to say,
"Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,when it is in the power of thine hand to do it."
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue."
Thank you, Mary for giving me life.
It really meant the world to me.