For many of us 2016 has been a year of greatness, while for others of us it has been a period of suffering, growing, and enduring. We have seen how to depict happiness in spite of the pain. It's through the moments of darkness where we really learn the most about ourselves. With everything that's happend to my brother, I have learned to ask God to reveal to me what he wants me to take from each obstacle. I know that when the going gets tough, it's time for me to let go, & let God. Seek him in prayer, have faith, and God will move. It's easy to say but most definitely hard to do in times of adversity. I'd be a hypocrite if I'd say it's easy. Truth is, it's not easy but it's worth it. God never leaves us empty handed, it's only to trade it for something greater. Never believe the lies that the negative energies feed to your mind. When the world says "no& #34; Jesus says "yes& #34; . Let me tell you, my brother was told by multiple doctors he'd never talk again, let alone breath, or even eat again. This is so painful to hear. To not be able to use your own voice to ask for things. To voice any pain or discomfort. To discuss your emotions. Having your mouth be so dry from not being able to drink any liquids and watch as others enjoy cold beverages to quench their thirst. Not being able to bite into a juicy burger or steak. Not being able to freak out when your disconnected from a machine that does all the breathing for you. It is SCARY. It's SAD. & PAINFUL. But guess what.... believing is achieving!! My brother did not accept those words he rejected them. In the name of Jesus he declared healing and he declared power over what he was going to do. He eats, he talks, and is beginning to breathe on his own!
We have been fighting this year to be stronger but to be happier. The rocks that come our way are being used to build a stronger foundation in what we believe in. It's been a tough year. In every way possible.
Financially, we didn't think we'd be able to be there for my brother. The head three of the household stopped working abruptly, to give support to my brother. No income was coming in for four months straight. God provided I say all this to say trust in God! ❤️