Growing up my sister Joy used to have a saying that she shared anytime I was going through a challenging time. Her statement was “as long as you have your health and strength, you can keep pushing thru.” As a young adult I saw that only as words of encouragement, but not until I grew older did I understand just how profound that message was.
My heart is heavy. Recently we experienced the passing of our friend Kelly. She gave cancer the best fight she could and I’m so proud that through it all she never quit. I pray for strength and peace for her husband and young son.
Today, I’m reminded just how blessed I am to have my health and strength and the value of having peace in my mind and heart. Today, I simply would like to give thanks for grace and mercy. I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but today, I give thanks for all that I have and all that I’ve been protected from. Stay strong family and love one another!