A week has gone by since my son’s wedding day and it has taken me about that long to get back in balance with my life. The emotions of that wedding allowed me to reflect upon the great blessing that the Lord had given me in the year 2011.
What can be said for triumphs rising from the ashes of adversities? The willingness to move forward in life is the sweetness added to the victory realized. After all, to dwell in the misery of the circumstances breeds despair and hopelessness.
Such sweetness came in the Spring of 2011 when the Lord graced my life with a wonderful wife. She accepted our circumstances and tragedies with no certainty of how she would feel in this new marriage. The blending of two families into one new unit was a smooth transition (which was fortunate for us all).
More importantly, my heart was large enough to allow more love into my life. The sweetness of this new marriage was God’s victory for me as I rose among the ashes of my adversities. I could never have imagined this outcome but I always trust the One who gives life to all.
Yes, while my son celebrates his new life with his new bride, I continue to rejoice in God’s blessings not only for me but for this new family that has been entrusted to me. I know I have the right partner by my side to nurture this new family tree and I am looking forward to the many blessings that will come from these new relationships.
God is good all the time!