Sunday, October 8, 2006

Hope and Faith

Hope and faith. It's something we all gotta have. It's what keeps us going. We all have our hopes and dreams, and that is what we strive for, but I think without faith we wouldn't work so hard for them. I hope for treats, fresh water and plenty of food, but I also have faith mom will provide these things for me. Sometime you have to take what's called a leap of faith, which means you have nothing to go on BUT faith. That's when it's the hardest but it can be the time when you grow the most and get the strongest. Mom was in the hospital once with a bad hurt foot. After getting out of the hospital she had to stay with Grandpa and Momma S. for a while. I didn't know what had happened to mom and I didn't trust Grandpa since she had left with him, but he was taking care of me. I had to take a leap of faith that I would be taken care of and be okay, even though mom was gone. And I kept hoping mom would come back. My faith and hope paid off. Mom came back and all my needs had been met. It all turned out okay. Sometimes things don't always come out the way WE planned, and this bothers us. But know this. God always has a plan. We may not realize it but He does. Mom lost her job and worried a lot about insurance and paying bills. Finally at one point she realized this: When her present insurance ran out, something else kicked in. And the money for bills was always there. Her bills and insurance had been covered. She worried for nothing. God always had a plan. Mom says when one door closes another one opens. It may not be the one expected, or thought we wanted, but it's a good one. Even when our friends go to the Rainbow Bridge, the door to their earthly life closes but the door to the Bridge opens..and it's a better place. So whatever your challenges, hold onto hope and keep the faith (take a leap if necessary). It will pay off and be worth it in the end. Love, Beau

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