Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Another "anniversary"

Today marks another anniversary of sorts. A year ago today I was in the ER, not predicted to live. I have been told by many doctors/therapists since that day after hearing what kind of stroke I had or seeing my scans, that I shouldn't be here or that I am very lucky. I beg to differ. I am VERY blessed that God saved my life that day.

But if I am honest I am also feeling...sorrow. Sorrow for what could have been. Sorrow for everything that has been lost.

As I reflect over this past year, I really started thinking. Thinking about the "what ifs", the October 16th's. God does not promise us peace or to ease our anxiety for the what ifs in life. He promises to give us peace for the moment. I am living proof of that. I can't worry about what the future holds or what things that I've missed out on this past year. Something I will need to be reminded of frequently. 

In Isaiah 26:3 (NLT), we find the promise, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You." 

I, again, leave you with a couple of pictures. Several are from about a year ago and another is from here recently. 


  1. Been thinking about this day a lot. Thank you God for the example you have made for me through Lisa. Thank you for keeping her alive.

  2. Beautiful post. Your story is amazing and your perspective is so God-filled. You are an inspiration!

  3. Lisa- When I saw the last picture of you and Elijah with the pumpkins, all I could think was, "she looks AMAZING!"
    I know that this past year has been a year of hard work, nerves, joy at bringing Elijah home, some sorrow, and even more hard work- but that last picture just brings a tear to my eye to see your beautiful smile! God is SO big! Elijah is such a beautiful child of God, and his Mom is one of the most faithful people out there.
    What a sweet family! God bless you!

  4. Hi Lisa! I am still following along although I don't always have time to comment. Your posts always touch me so much. I'm so sorry this happened to you. Seeing you with your sweet boy always makes me smile :)

  5. You have come a long way! I love your picture at the end - of you and Elijah! You look amazing!!! I am so thankful God has taken care of you and that He continues to do so. Thank you for sharing your great faith with me!

  6. Hi Lisa! I nominated you for a blog award! Come by and check it out.