Friday, November 13, 2009

6 Months of a New Life

Today marks 6 months from the date of my first craniotomy. I've thought about what I could say about that day, when I got a new lease on life. This has been the hardest time in our entire lives. We've had more struggles than ever before. We've hurt, cried and suffered in ways that we could never have imagined. As a family and as an individual, we have experienced pain that was previously unimaginable. Thoughts of the pain still haunt me.

Through it all, the only thing I can really say, is that we have also been enveloped by the arms of God, wrapped in His love unlike ever before. We have truly had miracles, and because of those miracles, I am here today. Our faith is stronger, our love is greater, our relationships are more solid. We know our Savior more. I know my Savior. I know that He understands me and my struggles like No One Else can. For He was with me on the long excruciating nights in the hospital, when the rest of the world was asleep. It is this love that fills my soul and gives me the strength to fight on, one day at a time. I can honestly say that I am grateful for the events that lead me to this time in my life. My faith has been tested, but I know now that it has also been strengthened.

My hope and prayer is that we can all find strength and faith in the Lord so we never have to fight our battles alone. It is much easier to stand with Christ's arms holding you up.


britt said...

I can always count on you to provide such uplifting and positive insight, no matter what challenges are in your way! thanks for sharing :)
love ya

Els Manning said...

It came to mind while reading your blog this morning, that we are never given anything that we cant handle. How amazing is it that our Heavenly Father figured that you are that strong...and so capable to handle this package... Still with awe over you and your capable spirit...Hang in there beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jodi: I just finished getting "caught" up on all of your entries on your blog....You never cease to amaze me with your strength and incredible spirit! When I am feeling down all I have to do is read your inspirational daily blogs to remind me how truly blessed I am. Thank you for continuing to be my greatest source of inspiration! Much love to you! Cindy Taylor