Note: Blog posts are from Cody's older sister, Jennifer.Cody has been released and returned to work last Tuesday. He has been waiting for this day for the lsat 6 months!! It was a very emotional day for us as a family. It was so hard to see him leave. He's not to far, he's staying in Salina, Ks. But still he's just not right around the corner and he won't be coming in through my kitchen door without notice!! He's a grown up now and needs to provide for his family. It's just very bittersweet! A couple bible verses really help me through this hard time.
1 Peter 5:7 "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you".
When I start to worry about all that could happen again this verse pops in my head and I am reminded to cast my worries to the Lord. Pray about them. They are not for me to stress about.
This holiday season will be so special for us. We have SO much to be thankful for. God has given us the greatest gift of all, he performed a miracle that is only spoken about in the Bible.
Another verse that I just love and speaks wonders on how much are family is grateful for what the Lord has done.
Psalm 126:3 "The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy"
Better words can't be spoken!
The weekend before Cody left we got together once again as a family and ate lots of yummy food and had game night! It was such a blessing to be able to spend time together once again. We all to often take it for granted. The Sunday before Cody left we had Adylyn's (Cody's niece) birthday party. So everyone in the family (grandma's, grandpa's, Aunts, and Uncles) got the chance to hug Cody and see him before he returned to work. Cody comes home when he has a few days off so he can see his little boy Jax and girlfriend Vanessa. But it's getting that time of year again where he could be off in the Northern states working an ice storm. It's just a phone call away.
It's so surreal that it's getting back to normal. I have definitely learned to praise God in the good times so much more than I did before. We can't just lean on God and only go to Him when we are in need. I find myself praising God in my prayers for things just as much as I'm lifting my prayer requests to Him. I encourage you all to work in more praises and to always let God be in control. Not just in the hard times.
Again we thank each and every one of you for your prayers and everything that was done for our family during this time. It has been my biggest nightmare and at the same time a huge blessing.
God Bless You All,