[bra_dropcaps style=”dropcap1″]M[/bra_dropcaps] Merry Christmas! I can’t believe it is almost 2013! The last year has been a whirlwind of recovery, growth, and changes for our family. We began the year in the midst of Jason’s transplant recovery and mostly frequented the doctor’s office and hospital as he fought to get better. Over the year, I personally found a new closeness to both my husband and God as we traveled through the unknowns that life brought our way. Needless to say, Jason was a complete champion and pushed himself every single day back to health. To say he was my hero would be an understatement.
[bra_blockquote align=””]This last year has taught me to take great comfort in Christ alone.[/bra_blockquote]
Over the course of the many changes we went through, I think the personally most enriching change was the new found trust I cultivated in my relationship with God. We were tried and tested through dark days for a very long time and without that trust, no matter the outcome, I don’t think I would have survived the stress of everything going on. I have no idea where it came from or why God granted me a special patience and trust in Him, but I thank Him for His grace upon me that I could experience it and also use it as a foundation of faith in my life.
I am still in awe as I look back at the long months where I was able to witness God’s healing power and absolute saving grace. When faced with the painful brokenness of our world and the cold end we must endure, it is sometimes hard to remember the peace and light that Christ reaches out and offers to us. This last year has taught me to take great comfort in Christ alone. That no matter what we must suffer through and although we must face our own ending here on Earth, Christ is our redemption, our rest, our light, and the gateway to a new and beautiful eternal life. So, as we celebrate the holidays this year, let us remember to love each other fully, let us remember our own mortality, and let us remember why God came into the world – to save.