Little did she know that as I wrote the blog she referenced, I was having a tough day and second-guessing myself on to blog daily or cut back. I decided to stick with the near daily blogs for a couple reasons: 1) To write the blog helps me to see and share how God works in my life on a very real and sometimes too honest level, and 2) I write to share hope, Heidi, and help others.
After thanking me for encouraging her, she shared her son's recent diagnosis with brain cancer. My heart ached for her and tears flowed. I will be praying for her, her son, and the family as God places them on my heart. She didn't share this for sympathy or attention but instead, she shared it to emphasis her thanks and appreciation for the blog. The hope and expectation for healing through God's healing power shined in her note ~ this is where her trust lies. In the midst of this time of her life, she paused to let someone else know they helped her accept this diagnosis and encouraged her as she trusts God with her boy.
I'm so thankful God used my writing and this blog to touch her heart and help her stay focused on Him and see the hope and healing available to her teenage son. I'm thankful she was moved to send me this beautiful hand written note. She encouraged me on so many levels. Of course I LOVE getting mail and celebrate any time I open my box and there is something within it but this time...God used a stranger to remind me of His love for me. He sent love, prayers, and encouragement on a day I needed it. Thank you!
May we all let God work through us, to help and encourage others...