Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Thursday, July 3, 2008

What a Great Visit.

What a great week we have had. My husband's sister and her family came to visit us for a few days and we all had such a wonderful time. They live in Phoenix and lived there for part of the time that we did but we were never really close. God has mended a relationship that was broken mainly because of me. I had some things that I was not willing to forgive family members for and as I began to grow closer to God I knew I needed to forgive and seek forgiveness. This week was our time to physically be together and have that mending manifest itself in our relationship. There were lots of late nights, lots of tears, and lots of laughs. I am so thankful for a God who mends broken hearts. It all starts with that little thing called forgiveness.

They are now headed to Novia Scotia, Canada to start a new journey in their lives. I know that God will bless them and that our relationship with them will continue to Grow. I am so thankful I had the time to spend with them before they move and just let them know how much we love them and are thankful they are family.


Nana C said...

My heart is warmed that your heart has been mended and you are taking care of it. With God's grace we have used His love to love others. Nana C

Tanya said...

Susan, I was reading your post and it comes to mind the relationship I started out with Jeff sister Teresa. We did not start out well at all. For many years the two of us made really bad decisions and it so effected the rest of the family. Soon, I started to reach out more to my Jesus and He started to heal me, I started to ask for forgiveness and I did what was right in the sight of God. I did it on my own, even if Teresa did not except it or not. I wanted Jesus more and I needed Him to work in my life. To this day, we have good times and we love one another. The Family has gotten closure and I have been freed of all the unforgiveness in my life. I love Jeff's family and I am so blessed to have them. God knew what family I needed. I am so glad that you were able to do the things God has shown you. Family is so important. I am so glad that you had a wonderful visit. Love Tanya

Sniz said...

What a sweet, encouraging and inspiring testimony of forgiveness. God bless you!