Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Thoughts of Life~Adventures to the Great White North

I was thinking last night about my life and where I have been and where I am going. I have been living this life for forty-three years now and the experiences, which I have had, are numerous. Many times, I have wondered if this was ‘it’ as I had myself into one or more perilous predicaments. However, I came out on the other side amazingly unscathed for the most part. Looking back at those times when I really should have not survived, makes me more aware than ever that God has specific plans for our lives. Each time I found myself in a spot where the hurdle was an overwhelming obstacle; I would have doubt that I would be able to keep my stride. Many times, I would trip and the obstacle I thought would get the better of me. Hindsight gives me encouragement because along the route I found strength. I may have stumbled along the way but I found that God was always there to help me up and brush off my battered ego. The hills and valleys were tall and deep, yet the one constant through them all was that I did not travel alone. God has guided me through the path and sustained me during the lowest parts bringing me out on the other side stronger than ever.

In my blessings, I count each of you as one. For if our paths had never crossed I would not be the person, I am today. God placed every one where he wanted so that we could learn and experience through happy times and sad ones as well as exciting times and the dull ones. If we look at the annoying obstacles in our lives, we will find a blessing that we may have been very unaware. So next time you are sitting in a traffic jam or waiting in a never ending line at the store, look at it as a blessing. Every time this happens to me I will pass a wreck on the way home or just barley miss having an accident.

We leave for Alaska on Monday evening and I am somewhat apprehensive. We will be gone for seven weeks; that is a long time to be away from home. I covet your prayers while we are off on this adventure of a lifetime. Please pray that we do not wear out our welcome, that we do not get homesick and that our family at home will be safe. Josh wants prayer that he is not eaten by a polar bear. Joyce does not want to be attacked by a Moose and they both want safe flights. I will keep you updated on our adventures so stay tuned to the dandelion gazzette for more…

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