I have to say that it has been a long winter around here.
It’s not necessarily the weather that made the winter harder than normal because Tennessee winters are not really that bad. This year, however, was a little worse than we are used to weather wise.
No, for me, it’s been a long winter because of a heart that has been heavy.
You know, it’s actually been a tough year not just a tough winter.
Let me say this though…This is not a sob story or a feel sorry for me story. This is just a “be real” story.
Without going into any extra details, I will say that the passing of my father in November hit me harder than I ever thought it would.
Saying goodbye is tough, isn’t it?
It leaves an emptiness in your heart.
But, praise be to God, I am His child, and so was my dad, and I know we will be together again someday. That reality gives me peace.
Through all of the heartache, fears, and trials that we have walked through, we have been filled with the peace that only God can provide. I, for one, cannot even imagine going through life without Him.
Without Him, I am nothing!
With Him, all things are made new again!
He is Risen!