The title of my Thanksgiving reflection is a Native American saying.
I started my birthday month of October 2016 being told I had cancer. In October 2017 treatments were concluded and I was given the NED (No evidence of disease) news. Throughout this year, I had a strong sense of what the anonymous Native American knew about God’s grace in his life.
So many blessings were already on the way even as I and we prayed for them. So much support, so many prayers came from so many people. I felt and feel grateful, humbled and appreciative, locked in a deep sense of awe.
I learned that the whole thing was not really about me, but about God who called us on this journey. As I gave more time to medical issues, I wondered aloud to God about who was going to tend to the work here. That is when I had a “moment” as they say. Somehow I understood that I was to get out of God’s way and let the Divine do the work. Yikes! Could it be so? When people assistance and financial help began coming from various sources, I knew it was so.
As I relaxed into total faith and believing, God continued to inspire those who could and would bring in the help needed. So many of you let yourselves be the miracles God wanted to give us for our children. Again the word awe comes to my mind, heart and fingers. I stand in grateful awe of how so many of you responded to God’s nudge and grace.
BSA and PVA teachers and staff, Alumna, Alumni and spouses, friends, family and even those who just read or heard about us, God found in you treasured sons and daughters who said yes to requests for miracle assistance. Thanks to all of you. You are treasured in my heart and prayers.
And, you are certainly treasured in the heart of God. THANK YOU. GOD BLESS YOU.
Congratulations and Gratitude,