Sad But Glad Christmas

Well, it’s been a very blurry past five days. The blurriness began after finding out my dad is battling some very serious health issues. Since then our family has just been walking through this valley together. My dad is still in the hospital and only time tell when he gets to go home. Anyone knows that living in the hospital is no fun at all.

Fortunately, we did get to spend Christmas Eve all together in the hospital cafeteria. Then, today I was able to see my parents for a short visit. The great news is my dad is still here to be seen. And, as long as God remains in control hope will always be found.

Physically I fell completely off the wagon with my necessary diet. After 55 days of eating so disciplined the dam of discipline finally broke. I’ve had more sweets the past 24 hours than I’ve had the past 55 days combined. I have thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas. Just the opportunity to be present, clear minded and feeling good. I will likely pay big for all the consumed sugar. However, my tastebuds thoroughly enjoyed every bite eaten.

Overall, this was my best Christmas physically in nearly 5 years. It amazes me what God has done in my life. This new season of strength is much needed right now. My past weaknesses are proving to be today’s strengths. Somehow God keeps using yesterday’s difficulties to really help me appreciate today’s trials and victories.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

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