So my year of 2017 began with the healing of my cancer. Then I struggled for a new purpose in life. Trying to find the right plan in this season of my life. Once again He healed me of cancer! So I once again was a testimony of God’s deliverance to live on this earth for a few more years before He takes me Home. So I began refreshing myself by renewing my mind! Where was He leading me through the Holy Spirit. So I went back to my 12 step program of Al anon. They are the tools He gave me to keep me in His steadfast Love and purpose in my Life. They helped me to make choices lined up with God’s Word. They also helped me to look at myself! Taking inventory of who I am in Christ. Also make sure I am on the path God has for me! This is where I go when I feel I am treading water and not being patient enough and waiting for God, for He has the right time and place for me in His will. He is always preparing me for His purpose on this Journey of mine!
He gives me my Faith which expands so that I can Trust and Hope! He gives me Grace and Forgiveness so I don’t have to carry around my pain and passed history that hurts, or made me ashamed. The Living Water gives His Word to live by so I can bear fruit in His name for His Kingdom to come that is eternal! OMG there is so much to say about the life I live that is all because of Him. He is always gives me purpose and has a plan for me! He is the Light in my Darkness when I don’t understand! So He gives me Wisdom that brings about Knowledge to know I am walking the path He has chosen for me and how to stay on that path no matter the circumstances in my life. Even when I am not obedient or make a bad choice He is always there! He never lets me go!
So God finally said clearly the right guy will come along when you are ready and at the right time and place in my life. My pastor had 4 services on courage, to be equipped, to train and to stay focused by renewing my mind and being transformed by His word and His Spirit! I was at peace and comforted! I knew I was in His will and walking the path that He had for me. The first of the year of 2016 God was faithful. I found work, renters, and a new home in Dufur! I knew God was preparing me! I could see it each day! He was in the details of my life as I trusted in Him for each day! I did my part by doing the foot work and He finished it! I also of that year found my birth Mother. That will be another blog! So amazing story. Remember my dream is God’s dream for my life. I remember I am also praying for a love and companion in life! Then came my third battle with cancer at the end of 2016! The first was colorectal cancer, and skin cancer on my face!
So last year when I was healed from my cancer, and I was able to work again, I started praying for a man of God to come into my life! I said to the Lord, ” you know Lord I love you and I always want to do your will and be a servant in your name! But you know me Lord. You know Lord I would love a companion to live and share my life with the last days and years of my life. My God knew my hearts desire and I prayed for God’s hearts desire for me! As I was His Crown of Beauty, He knew me through and through! I learned more about my hearts desire in the book CAPTIVATING written by John and Stasi Eldredge in the first chapter The Heart of a Woman. Quote, “And he knows the desires of our hearts with intimate detail, He placed them there. Let’s ask him to come in and help us!”. I wrote this when I read Isaiah 62: 1-5! ” My Jesus you are my groom! He romances me to follow Him so all my dreams will come true. My dreams are His dreams for me because He has given them to me before I even knew how to dream!” God keeps His promises, 2 Corinthians 1:20-22! There are many more! He wants you to claim all of them in His Powerful, Wonderful Name Jesus! Following the leading of the Holy Spirit!
So this is my story. There happened to be a Sherman High School class reunion. This reunion, they invited other classes to come also! I did not have any high expectations except that maybe a fellow who I was communicating with would come also! So I went! It truly was fun and I reconnected with some alumni that I hadn’t seen in a long time! One of them was a neighbor who lived on the hill above my home when I moved there in 1962 in Wasco, OR. She had a brother, who had been my friend in grade school, my neighbor and graduated with me in high school! I had seen him at class reunions over the years. But we never socialized because he and I were married at these times. But when I moved to Oregon I thought about contacting him at the right time. Very handsome but I wasn’t aware of his feelings for me. He was a very good athlete and popular at our high school. His name is Bobby. That day we reconnected was September 29, 2017! We reconnected through texting as Peggy who loves the Lord knew Bobby’s feelings for me arranged for us to exchange phone #’s! We have been together ever since that day! 55 years later! Who would have thought or imagine! I serve a great and mighty God who foreordained my life. I was willing to do His will and say yes Lord! Stepping out in Faith, Hebrews 11. We were married on December 15, 2017! God brought me His Love through Bobby! It is unconditional and everlasting! God knew the perfect man for me! He knew the perfect woman for Bobby!
Before September 29, 2017, I had prayed the same prayer, I had prayed before I went on the internet! I also said after that experience God has a man for me I don’t need to go looking! Sure enough my God dropped Bobby right into my lap when I was ready! I will finish the great God Happening of my Love for Bobby in another blog! I will also tell the story of meeting my birth Mom!