I came up with this from another prompt at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. The prompt was to think of a time when you found hope in the midst of darkness. I cannot even begin to tell you about what I've seen God do in our lives. The journaling for this was just a small sampling. :) Here is the journaling I came up with, in case it's hard to read:
They told me you would never speak. You do.
They told me you would never hear or respond. You do.
They told me you would never be in regular classroom. You are.
They told me you would never be off your countless medications for chronic asthma.
You are medicine free.
They told me you would never excel academically. You made honor roll.
They told me you would never eat normal foods because you were severely allergic to everything. You eat everything.
They told me not to expect you to keep up with the rest of the class.
You are at the top of your class.
They told me you might not make it. You are here and physically healthy.
They told me you would never speak, you talk incessantly.
They told me not to expect too much. You are fantastic.
They told me I would never have children. I have 5, two biological and three adopted.
They told me I had an Ectopic pregnancy. That baby is 17 years old.
They told me I would be in pain the rest of my life with endometriosis. I am pain free.
And you ask me why I believe? With God all things are possible. Mark 10:27
I have been mommy for a long time; I have seen countless miracles in my children alone. When I have been “told” these things I have prayed, so have countless others. We have seen God do amazing things. When I am told these negative and sometimes horrible things, I say you don’t know my God. He is my HOPE and my strength and I will never give up!