COMFORT........I sat here at my desk wondering what I should write about to share where I find Comfort in my life. I thought of...
- ... my cozy socks (I smiled)
- ... a warm cup of coffee (I got up and got another)
- ... a morning walk with the sun shining down from the sky (I thought about it but stayed seated)
- ... my Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint hand lotion (divine, had to put some on)
- ... a delicious scent filling my home from my Scentsy Warmer (I took a sniff, Mmmmmm, Spiced Pumpkin Pie).
Here you see my parents walking hand in hand down a path that is surrounded by the beauty of God's Creation. I find comfort here for the obvious reason, they are my parents. I love them dearly and still look to them for comfort, reassurance and their unconditional love for me. The not so obvious reason why I find comfort here in this image is a blessing that the eye cannot see.....my father is still walking. Receiving the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1999 was a devastating blow to our family. How could my strong daddy that could carry me as a child have MS? What would the future hold for him? He is our rock, the core of our family how could this be? So much sadness engulfed me when we first learned of the news. Can I just say that my dad is a pillar of strength! He has never shown a moment of sadness over this disease not even during our first conversations following the diagnosis. His faith in God is what keeps him going, he knows that God will take care of him every step of the way. This picture was taken three years ago, it is now 14 years since that day the phone call came in of that dreaded MS word and God willing he is still walking. So for the not so obvious reason when I look at this image I see the COMFORT that God has given our family by carrying my father through this disease. Allowing him the ability to continue to walk, to play golf and to enjoy his retirement.
Yes, my comfort lies in God, it is with him that I find all the Comfort I need. God also is the one that blessed me with the two most amazing parents a girl could ask for, they were the perfect fit for me.
Are they precious or what?
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:7
I Love you mom and dad! xoxo, JA
Grab another cup of coffee and jump into what COMFORT means to....Cathy Mores!