Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Seven years

I’m thankful to have had the life changing experience of being Anna’s mom.
I’m thankful that after 7 years, I wake up with joy.
I’m thankful for a marriage that survived the storm.
I’m thankful for deep friendships grown in the rich soil of suffering.
I’m thankful for the chance to comfort others with the comfort I’ve received.
I’m thankful for a God who can make beauty from ashes.
I’m thankful for the people who remember and those who can never forget because their lives were also changed.
I’m thankful for the knowledge that life on this earth is temporary.
I’m thankful for a future and a hope that does not depend on my circumstances.
I'm thankful that Anna is safely home.


Anonymous said...

Marlo, this is both thought provoking and eloquent. It is good to hear that you wake up with joy. Your words from a thankful heart comfort and encourage me. Thanks for sharing your pain and your joy and the sweet picture of you and Anna.
Betty Jean Ingram

Liz said...

You were on my mind tonight. I just wanted to let you know I stopped & prayed for you.