Today is the last day of school! It has been quite a year.
On the first day of school, I had to pick my kids up early to go to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. A few weeks earlier, my mom was unexpectedly diagnosed with a brain tumor, Stage 4 Glioblastoma. After a 6 hour surgery, she was doing great. I am thankful that my family and I were able to see her every weekend and spend time with her. Each week she declined, until she passed away on Christmas day. It was especially difficult, because my dad died on Christmas Eve from cancer, 5 years earlier.
Just as I was starting to pick myself up and move forward, the Coronavirus Quarantine was put into place, less than 3 months later. After seeing my mom decline every week from cancer, the Quarantine seemed like a blessing to spend time with my family.
God has truly carried me through this school year. Through everything, God has given my heart peace. I had some very difficult times, but God picked me up, brushed me off and kept me steadily moving forward. I truly understand how you can get through anything, when you believe and trust in God.
I praise the glory of the Lord. God awakens the dawn and gives us life each day. I sing your praises and goodness, God. Your mercy reaches above the heavens. Your truth reaches to the clouds.
O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples,
And I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your mercy is great above the heavens,
And Your truth reaches to the clouds.
—Psalm 108:1-4 (NKJV)
Praise God through the storms. Whatever you are going through, God can pull you through it! My help comes from the Lord.
Sing Your Praises
Praise You In This Storm by Casting Crowns