The Rainbow After The Storm!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
-Romans 8:28

God is good. He is faithful. It is amazing how He takes the horrible things that happen in our lives and uses them for our good! I have seen this happen throughout my life and most recently with my mom's car accident. As horrible as this experience was, I am already seeing the good come from it! I now see the rainbow that comes after the storm.

Just to update, my mom is doing great! Her therapy is going well, and she is getting stronger  and stronger every day! And most importantly, she is in positive spirits. She actually got to go home today, after more than 6 weeks in the hospital! Yay, so exciting! She still has a long road ahead but things are looking up.

Every time we go in to see her she says, "I'm a miracle." And she's right-she really is a miracle! She could have died or been paralyzed or brain dead, but God had His angels watching over her that night. She told me a couple of weeks ago that she feels more alive now than she did before the accident. And she gives all the glory to God!
Mom's car after the wreck!

I know that this experience will change all of our lives and that we will learn and grow stronger from it. I feel that my mom's faith will be renewed and that she will grow closer to God and be so much more appreciative of her life and each day she is given. I think it will bring us closer as a family and that it will make us be more careful of the words we say to each other and how we treat one another.

I see God working in so many ways through all of this. In the midst of everything going on, I don't think I ever said that my sister is 12 weeks pregnant!!!! I got to go to the doctor with her the other day and hear the heartbeat, which was pretty cool. :) 

Well, anyway, I had prayed and prayed for God to get her away from the boyfriend she's had for the last 4 years, because I knew he wasn't going anywhere with his life and that he would only hold her back. I knew that it would take something drastic...well, it took her getting pregnant(not by him) for her to finally have to end things with him completely. At first, she was experiencing all sorts of emotions: shock, fear, anxiety, depression. She called me a couple of times in tears wanting to end her life.

Since Mom's accident, things have gotten better with her because she has had a distraction. Her focus has been on helping Mom, rather than spending all of her days crying and being depressed and missing her ex. She is living with Mom now, so she'll have a lot to help her with when she comes home, which is definitely a good thing since it will keep her busy. She's also been hanging out with a really good, Christian guy!

I just think God's timing is perfect, and I know that He will work everything out according to His plan!

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  1. That's one of my favorite verses, and wow, you can really see proof of its truth in this post, in your life, your mom's life, and in your sister's life. An amazing story is playing out right before your eyes. I love when God's work is so "in your face" that there is no way to miss the blessings!

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    1. It really is an amazing thing. He is so good!

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  2. awesome-god truly does work in mysterious ways!!!
    so glad to hear your mom is recovering so well,and congrats to your sister! she may not feel that excited about her situation at this moment,but as you mentioned,there is a rainbow after the storm,and i am a firm believer that a positive always occurs from a negative situation.
    sending hugs your way!!!

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    1. I think that it will only change her life for the good! Everything happens for a reason. Thank you Melissa!! :)

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  3. So glad you're mom is doing better. It really is a miracle! Congratulations to your sister. It is hard to move out of difficult situations but hopefully she will realise she made the right decision for her and her baby :)

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    1. Thanks, Tara! I am hoping that this will only change her(my sis) for the better.

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  4. So happy to hear your Mom is doing great, love <3 I've been praying for her.

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