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Through a series of what we thought were unfortunate events, God brought us from small-town living to the largest city in Texas! It is amazing how God uses bad for good. Our son Landon was born with a rare pediatric liver disease, which brought us to Houston when he was...

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  1. You make many great points in this post. Thank you. God doesn’t promise that life will be easy but He does promise that He will not leave us alone to fight through the storms. Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. Kelli, I just posted this to my fb wall……this is the best Christmas gift I could give out. The enemy of our soul is having a field day with the rapid decline of marriages. Our son is getting a divorce…our hearts are so grieved, two small children involved. You one courageous wise hearted woman….keep giving this out….marriages will be saved I am sure.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. I am saying a prayer for your son and grandchildren right now- I can’t imagine your pain. May God give you strength during Christmas.

  3. How very very true!

    My hubby and I went through a 2+ yr. storm of sorts with my aging parents. Mom went to hospital for adominal pain–turned out she had duverticulitious. 2 weeks later she’s headed for rehab, the following Monday back in ICU with tacycardia, fast heart rate.

    Needless to say that all lasted 1.5 months and then she went home and her dementia turned into sundowners. My 82 year old dad was left taking care of a sundowner’s/dementia 82 yr old woman who was practically bed ridden. Since I’m the closest daughter I got to take care of them & assist with errands, etc. It was hard at times with dad calling at varying time needing/wanting stuff. Got a little frustrating to say the least.

    Praise God we got through it all. Best of all Mom is in Heaven with Jesus and not down here suffering. I praise God for a loving husband who put up with me and all my dad’s needs. Hubby really got me through that rough road & God got us all through the storm!

    • Thank you so much for your thoughts on this.. we haven’t entered the aging parent phase yet and I have no doubt it is very trying on a marriage.
      Your insight is very appreciated! ~ Kelli