Sunday, February 6, 2011
I can hear people saying "But this is a picture of just her!"
It is, and it isn't.
It's a picture of me at World Book Day in March '09, having been folded and tucked into a uniform. We had a great day and the kids really enjoyed themselves.
So what is it doing on this page?
It's a picture of me in RAF greens. I would have been so lost without the RAF in the months after the accident. They have been amazingly supportive, amazingly loving, and I know the red tape that has stopped me doing certain things annoyed them as much as it annoyed me.
It's a picture of me at school. Without school, life for AC and I would have been unbearable. They are still so understanding to both of us, so proud that we are rebuilding our lives, so strong when we are not.
It's a picture of me and God. He's there - you just can't see Him. And without Him, life would be blank, nothing, meaningless. Rich would have died in vain, there would be no hope of a hearafter, and there is, and we will see each other again. God gives me strength, protects me, upholds me, empowers me, and above all, He loves me. Little, tiny, worthless ol' me. He made me, and He doesn't make mistakes. There have been times when I have found it hard to carry on my faith, but He is always there. And He believes in me, even when it's hard to believe in Him.
Psalm 146:9 has been so proven to be true. He has upheld AC and I as the widow and the fatherless, and the way of the wicked has been turned upside down.
Proverbs 3:5-6 We have trusted in Him and not in our own understanding, and He has made our paths straight.
And of course.....
Phil 4:13 because I *can* do all things through he who strengthens me. Anything!