Part 1 highlighted Peter’s unexpected job loss, and my son Trent almost dying after being hit in the head by a giant piece of scaffolding.
Four months after we took Trent home from the hospital, we were forced to sell our beloved Connecticut home. I was devastated. I didn’t want to leave. I loved my job, my church, my friends, my life; but the bills were piling up and Peter was ready to move on, out of the rat race, to Vermont. I cried until the prayer team prayed for me and told me that a family in Vermont had been waiting and praying for years for a family like ours to come and be a light. From that moment on, everything changed.
Who knew that we would then be given our dream home? A rare “modern architectural” that fits our style more than all the traditional homes in our neighborhood; a beautiful setting, with views of the Green Mountains and enough land to enjoy our privacy. It’s a home with a garden—the exact garden that I saw in a nighttime dream five months earlier, before I had any idea we would move. In the dream garden, God told me to plant the scaffolding that nearly killed our son, as a symbol of His great works.
Who knew that in October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month—for the first time since I was diagnosis with advanced, aggressive breast cancer in 2008, my blood work would report that every single lab value was now within normal limits.
We knew nothing of any of these things then. We only knew that we were in the midst of great challenges and our only hope was to trust God. Trust that God would somehow use it all for good. Trust in His great plan for our lives and believe that one day we would stand victorious.
Today we are completely blown away by God’s goodness. Trent is happy in his new school, and recently won the Vermont high school singles tennis tournament in three days of nail-biting matches. Peter is loving his job. And I am overwhelmed by the fact that my book, Just Three Words, will soon be published, and is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
My dream is that through the words God put on my heart, people will be healed, transformed and able to live the lives they were meant to live.
Today I look upon the scaffolding standing tall outside the window of my dream home, and I am filled with wonder. It is bearing much fruit, just as God promised it would. It is a reminder that God can turn even the worst of circumstances into blessings… even miracles. I don’t know what the future holds; but I know that whatever lies ahead, God will see us through it all.
GOD bless you. Have a fabulous day.
We love you all…xoxo Karen
” 13 May the GOD of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”