When Michael left me years ago I was pregnant with our third child, Jason. Because of his father’s rejection, he had a lot of fear and rejection to overcome in his life. Each of our children reacted differently to their woundings and each was healed in a very special way by Jesus. Jason’s journey was a very difficult one but the Lord brought him through miraculously to the powerful man of God he is today.
This morning Jason gave me an engraving for Christmas. This is what it says.
As I scan the horizon and observe the lives of others I am often reminded of how truly fortunate and blessed I am.
So many individuals live lives full of compromise, searching for something that will never make them whole. Despite the extraordinary circumstances that you have endured, I am grateful that you took the stand that you did in standing for Dad. Our family has been and forever will be changed as a result of this decision.
What rich lives we lead. I thank God for your faithfulness. Imagine where our family would be today had you decided to take the road that so many others have chosen to take.
– James 1:12
Merry Christmas! I love you, Mom. Jason
Ever wonder if it’s worth it? You bet it is! Merry Christmas! Love, Marilyn