We will never forget the feelings of this time last year: the fear, the uncertainty, the constant worry, the hopelessness... It is hard not to draw parallels between how we felt then and what people are experiencing around the world today. What turned it all around for us was the outpouring of love, support, kind words and prayers from you all. When we couldn't see past what is, your messages helped us see the hope in what could be. This community of friends, neighbors and total strangers came together and showed Michael, his parents Mike and Jodie, and our entire family so much compassion and selfless generosity. Trials and tribulations have a way of bringing out the best in people and inspiring acts of kindness and courage that may have otherwise sat dormant. This is happening today and it is certainly true in Michael's case. He persevered through unimaginable pain and came out stronger than ever. Our prayers for healing were answered and we are so thankful to you all for playing an enormous part in Michael's journey.
Today, we continue to pray for total health and protection for the people of our country and the world. We pray for the healthcare workers who we are so thankful for, and pray for guidance and clarity for our officials and decision makers. We pray for peace and calming of our hearts and minds, and we pray for togetherness.
Focus on the good. Choose faith over fear. If you're in a position of waiting, try to enjoy the change of pace and appreciate the new perspective that emerges. God bless you all!
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7.