So, continuing on…about this time my best friend’s father passed away. It flooded my mind with memories of my father who has died approximately 15 years earlier. My dad and I were very close and I still missed him very much. As I was living in Richmond at the time, I traveled to the Shenandoah Valley to attend the funeral.
After the funeral, I began my journey home. My heart ached with all the lonliness I felt. The tears flowed for the entire 30 minute trip.
Once I reached my brother’s home, I continued crying for the love I had lost when my father died. I was so empty. My sister-in-love asked “You know how much your dad loved you?” When I replied affirmatively, she went on to tell me that my heavenly Father loved me even more. I couldn’t imagine that. There it was…the love I had longed for.
Immediately I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior and cleanse me from all my sins (past, present and future).
In the years since, my heavenly Father has blessed me in so many ways. Two days after I accepted Christ, I met my soon to be husband. Seven months later we were married. We are still as much in love today as we were when we married-even more!
We’ve had our share of difficulties, but with a lot of prayer and commitment, we are still together 22 years later. We have two beautiful daughters (21 and 19).
My husband has worked for his company for 30 years and currently I volunteer at a ministry for missionaries. It’s called Equipping the Saints and just about anything a missionary could need, we can supply. Over the years I’ve worked in many well-paying, prestigeous jobs, but I am more fulfilled here than any other.
For all of this and more I give my heavenly Father thanks and praise!