What a Difference Four Years Makes

Yippers; I have been blogging for four years now. Seems longer somehow.

Four years ago I was still in my 40’s and maybe twenty pounds thinner, Isabella wasn’t yet a year old and the Boy was still in high school.

We have been through rehab, an autism diagnosis and numerous dramas with our children til I thought I would scream.

We have been through numerous medical emergencies with Himself’s parents and lost one of them just a couple of months ago.

We almost lost our house.

We have given and received love from all four of our parents, our children and our wonderful grandchild.

We have seen a little girl who screamed and spoke gibberish become a pretty well behaved child who speaks fairly well and is the happiest person we know. Progress has been fairly steady (not so common in our world of ASD‘s) and we anticipate even greater things.

We have seen our son keep a job for nearly two years with a company that is Fortune 1oo for best places to work.

I have gained freedom from demons in my life that held me captive since childhood and recognize that God loves me beyond anything I can imagine.

I have met, in person and by phone, several of my blogging buddies and been blessed by them.

We didn’t lose our house.

God is good.

Thanks for sticking by me.


12 responses to “What a Difference Four Years Makes

  1. Thanks for staying with me though all of yours as well as all my stuff and my stuff has been more than I could take at time. Not to mention my eyes.. Wow Gail. Your loved my Sister . God has worked in your life and continues on and in mine. I have grown because of so many here.on.. His love has no end and for that I think him.. Today the big word for me is Faith. I need to keep faith and keep my face to the Son.. Just as you have and so many other I have met here.

  2. I was just thinking about how long I’ve been so-called "blogging" myself. I used to do more blogs, but now I just do updates. The last World Cup I was all a tizzy about some calls, but even when the calls have been egregious in this World Cup I have kept mum. Mainly because the news is covering it pretty well in this country.

  3. My family’s gone through a lot and the only thing I can say is I have not accomplished nearly as much as I would’ve liked to during this time. I almost feel like I wasted a couple of years, unlike the previous four years. I need to get back on the ball.

  4. Since you and family remain in my prayers, the thought of not sticking by you never crossed my mind. In many ways it is as though we have met, but distance cannot separate friendships. I will always count you as a friend G. Just know that I really do care.J.W.L.

  5. Gail, I really treasure your heart and the blessing of knowing you. I actually came to your space to thank you for continuing to stick with me even when I’ve been so bad about blogging! I started off with a bang, but it’s been pretty much of a whimper these days. I keep wondering if you are near enough to me in the "real world" to meet? Before I leave the Atlantic side of the states…. take care of you and yours, and I am trying to do the same here.

  6. It is so good to walk in His Grace each and every day. He sees us through no matter what we are going through. What a wonderful testimony of how God worked through all the circumstances in your life and now you are reaping some of the fruit of your labor and love. God is so Good. all the time.

  7. Thank you Gail for stopping by my space. Wow! 4 years Blogging. Congrats my friend and God Bless you and your family.Hugs and SmilesDianne 🙂

  8. Your well-wishes made me smile and I was so very happy to hear from such a dear friend. Patty is coping the best she can with my lingering illness, but it is a burden on her for sure. Hoping Bells is smiling as I write this and all is growing more comfortable in your world. Yes, you have been through much and we have been given much to handle all things of this life. Give your husband a smile for me and keep on hanging on.J.W.L.

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