Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day - a Four-Year Milestone

Me with my favorite chocolate from Chocolate Maya!
As a way to celebrate another year, I'd like to share the post Mike wrote exactly four years ago and compare where we were on Valentine's Day then to today. I only cry when I read it because it reminds me how much Mike loves me (not that I ever doubt it!). His faith in what God clearly spoke to him about the fact that I'd come through is evident in his attitude toward my very tiny progress on that day. His celebrating our love (alone) buy purchasing a copy of one of my favorite romantic movies--despite my state of being in a coma at the time--is where I break down.

Here is what I looked like when he was writing that post--unconscious, and with breathing and feeding tubes! By the way, having a picture of myself at literally my worst moment is really a blessing because, not only does it speaks more than a thousand words, it goes to show that never again do I have a "bad hair day." Perspective is one of the fantastic perks of suffering.

That was me then, but this is me now:
I hope you have a VERY special Valentine's Day! 

If you know me and how well I'm doing now then you might enjoy reading the actual post from four years ago on Valentine's Day. Can you believe it's been four whole years? Look how young the kids were?! Amazing how far we have all come. If you don't know me and need hope, read it and see what a difference a real and powerful God can make in your life when you turn to Him and seek truth in Jesus Christ.
I love you, Mike! Happy Valentine's Day! Guess what movie we'll be watching tonight? (you have to read the post to find out!)
But I will sing of Your strength,
in the morning I will sing of Your love;
for You are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.
O my Strength, I sing praise to You;
you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.
(Psalm 59:16-17)
Chocolates from Chocolate Maya in Santa Barbara

1 comment:

Krista English said...

Since I wrote this post, I receive comments privately to my inbox. I'd love it if you left comments here so I can keep them forever! Also, my mother-in-law wrote me to tell me that she saw me looking even WORSE than the worst picture on this page. And here I thought that was pretty bad! God is good!