Having an autoimmune disease is incredibly challenging. Parenting with one is even more so. Regardless of our challenges, our highest calling and honor is to train up the next generation. Our kids watch us and learn by our daily choices. As flawed as we may perceive ourselves, I truly believe that with God as our strength, we CAN do it!
Having been separated for nearly four years, I look back on that time in my life and wonder if people would be so quick to end their marriages if they knew the toll that it would take on their children.
I was five months pregnant, totally broke, my daughter had been taken, and divorce papers were in my hands. My heart shattered. My world stopped. My hope seemed gone. I was just surviving. All I could pray was “Jesus help me to trust you, help me to believe, help me live, and help me to take care of my babies."
I cried and prayed for days over that ring. I told my sob story to everyone who listened and we scoured the house again and again. It started to consume me. The Holy Spirit's message to me: “Would you spend as much time, energy, and money in seeking my lost sheep as you have your ring?”