On Wednesday at our employee meeting, we took turns speaking praises in our department or in our personal life. I brought up the fact that my husband Steve, who has terminal cancer, was in between any chemo or radiation pending the tumors growing. I said it was a praise God for us that we had this window we were not sure we would get. I thanked everyone for meals, cards and of course all the prayers.
We then did something new. We were asked to go to 2 other employees and tell them why you appreciate them. I'd barely had time to get out of my chair when a pastor was in front of me, sharing a verse that had carried him thru difficulties. Then a coworker hugged me and said the nicest thing. She said I was setting an example of faith by being so strong. Another pastor approached me with tears in her eyes and said she didn't know how I did it. She told me I was touching so many lives with my blog and story. I got tears in my eyes. I finally made it to an employee to compliment his singing. He then went on to tell me there were lots of prayers being sent up and that sometimes God doesn't show us the whole path, but only lights up the next step or two. By this time I'm crying. It was all bittersweet. I love where I work.