Everyone has that one special person in their life; that person that impacts them in life-changing ways. It may have been a special teacher during your childhood; a special friend; or a powerful role model growing up. There is someone who made you feel special. That someone helped you see your value, purpose, or new direction. If you haven’t experienced that special someone yet…you will. They may not be the kindest, but they are the most honest. They may not agree with you, but they cause you to think in a different way. They push you, encourage you…and help you fight your battles. They don’t give up on you. They love you, pray for you, and become the one person who understands…when no one else does. God places these people in our lives…so that He can love on us, through them. Many times we don’t recognize the value in these special people until they are gone. We reflect back, and see the powerful impact they had on our life direction. We feel the love…even when they are gone. God worked through them…and you can identify God’s love in them, with every memory and every step of growth. Today is the Heavenly anniversary of the special person in my life. My Aunt Carolyn went to see the Lord one year ago today. She was the one person who I could turn to, to listen and guide me. She was the one who led me to Christ. My Aunt had an understanding of my inner pain; and was the one person who encouraged me to work through it instead of hiding behind my mask. She was a true example of a loving, compassionate, kind woman. She was not my mother, but she treated me as a daughter. She is my mother’s twin sister, and the bond between my mother and her was so close. We miss her more than words can express. However, her impact on my life, and so many others…lives forever. If you have a special someone in your life, make sure you let them know how precious they are to you. Thank God for the love you receive from them…and recognize how your life can impact someone else in the same loving way.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of he household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. PROVERBS 31:25-28
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. 1 JOHN 2:17
God is with us.
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