I was on my way to work when I saw her post on Facebook. My heart was broken, she was a dear friend. A loving and very supportive one indeed. I considered her as a sister in life for she has always been there for me when I needed her. Knowing that her father died and she’s thousand of miles away brought tears to my eyes. So now I pray: Dear Lord, I will trade all my dreams for her, please grant her wish tonight. May she meet her father so she can tell her how much she loves her. Give her enough time to share all the things she wants her father to know. I can take nights and days without dreams, let mine be hers. Amen.
Dearest 47 year old Joycelyn,
Be still and continue praying
For you have come a long way
God has blessed you
With more than you can think of
Your fears didn’t kill you
They made you stronger as ever
Continue to shine like the star
For yourself, your family and the rest of the world
Love Lots, 27 year old Joycelyn
Dearest 14-year-old Joycelyn,
Pray once you get up, for it will be your daily armor
Still, pray at night to thank God for your blessings
It is true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
But do not push yourself too hard
Love all the there is to love
And forgive all there is to forgive
You will have a super great life
A loving husband and bright kids
If at times you feel so down
Remember you are a star
Made to shine
For yourself and others
Love Lots 27-year-old Joycelyn
99% of time, I always feel blessed. Do not get me wrong, my life is not utterly perfect, I had my share of downward spirals and twisted trials. However, God never fails to reach out to me. I am weird but I always get this feeling that He is talking to me. Everything that’s happening in my life, I know He always wanted to make a connection, may it be a sad, difficult or a happy situation. Growing up in a Catholic school, I have always been taught how to pray and seek God everywhere. It was very helpful indeed, nothing compares to the power of sincere prayer. I know that we have different religions, but in my opinion, is does not really matter as long as we recognize that we have someone greater above us.
Now, I wanted to share to the whole wide world how blessed I am with my life. I am feeling a bit mushy today but I have a lot to thank God for and these are some of them, for having a great family, a very big and loving one actually, for my hardworking parents, for my funny siblings, for my cute niece Caitlyn, for my extended relatives, for true friends who are always there to make me smile, for a lovely house, for my Dad’s business, for the good music around us, for having food everyday, for my make ups and clothes, for my God given talents, for my other creative talents, for my pearly whites and for all those things that God is continually providing me. I can go all day listing things, this is an endless one!
And this point in time, I could not ask for more, all I need to do, is PRAY. So what are you waiting for? Have you thank God yet? Stay blessed like me!