I was just searching for my testimony earlier this morning and I thought to myself, “boy, that was a long time ago.” It has been a long time – I have believed in Jesus Christ for almost twenty years now. Twenty years of both good and bad, but through it all, I knew I was living my life on His firm foundation. To paraphrase my favorite fictional southern belle, Scarlet O’Hara, tomorrow will always be another day … but my tomorrows certainly have not been what I expected. My plan was very different from God’s Plan. His plan has been so much better. I will be forever so grateful for that and each day has been a day for me to appreciate!
I was single in my thirties; I got married in my forties; and now I am in my fifties. I must say my disability seemed to go better in my thirties and forties. I am not finding my fifties and a disability to be as much fun! But, each day is a day that I now get to share with Robert, my husband.
The little church at which we met has now dissolved. Robert and I needed a new church and he said he wanted to try out a nearby Catholic church. Everything Catholic is new to me, but Robert is so happy to be there. That is more than enough of a reason for me to want to be there, also.
Our new church has the wheelchair seating up front and because of my poor vision, that worked out well for me. The seating area is also right next to the choir section. Robert does have a beautiful singing voice and he happily sung along with the choir each Sunday that we attended. On the third Sunday, the choir director came up to Robert, handed him a stack of choral books, and said, “You will join the choir!” The choir had two other male singers, both tenors, and Robert, with his deep baritone voice just underscores the harmonious choral sound.
I guess that just has to be God’s perfect plan once again!
Speaking of that, it has been amazing how many Catholic converts I have met recently. I have also been reading a number of books by different authors that were once Protestant, but have decided to convert to Catholicism. So much so, that I have been thinking’ “OK God, here we go again!”
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