Refreshing Day 30 ~ Just Because

I'm on the back deck today. Taking a slow Sunday. That means this post is later than usual. 

I had an amazing time pondering where we've all come from, where we are now, and where we're headed to...and how we're not alone anymore. We have God if no human, and if you're here then we have each other.

I'm celebrating Shilo today and wanted to share with you. I bought this card for him about 8 years go and believed that the dark, hard place he was in would bring him true success one day. 

Quote by Booker T. Washington

He is now 27. He's upstairs helping his Dad put in the new bathroom vanity so we can have our front porch back for our get together tomorrow. He called and asked if we needed help. His beautiful wife and 3 month old son sit inside, relaxing. I'll be in there playing and laughing real soon.

He had a hard life. He had been mistreated by so many, abused, stepped on, beaten down. His dreams crushed and forgotten. Over the last two years we watched him change, grow, and become independent. He lost his faith in God then. Slow, he now lets God's love back in.

His dreams came true earlier this year as he married, a few months ago had his firstborn son, and just recently is employed at a company he's finally happy working at. He's a laborer and hardworking. 

Today, I'm giving him this card. Praise God for His grace to bring us from where we were and allow it to be a blessing to so many others. 

I thought of you

I knew you needed to be told these very words too. So I recreated it for you. I celebrate where you've come from, where you are now, and cheer you on to where you're headed to.

inside Shilo's hallmark card

Soul Refreshment:

Acts 20:1 ~ Traveling through the country, passing from one gathering to another, he gave constant encouragement, lifting their spirits and charging them with fresh hope.

1 Thessalonians 5:13 ~ Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs.

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