Tears roll down my eyes and fall to rest on my cheek. Inside, an indescribable feeling takes form. I’m happy and blessed with more than I could possibly need. A smile forms across my face because love surrounds me. There is no need for anything else.
Lent has concluded, but its truth remains in my heart. I am reminded of the joy within. It helps me recall that indescribable feeling. It’s the Spirit inside me moving, healing and lifting the pain.
Life is filled with good and bad times, but I wouldn’t change a thing. When things felt unbearable, He was always there to carry me. For a long time, I viewed my epilepsy as an evil barrier I would never overcome. I wondered what I did wrong and caused this to occur. A storm of fury and fear filled me. I reflect on this and realize there is a bigger plan in store for me.
We all carry a cross. Mine has been epilepsy. These past five years were filled with constant challenges. I am so much more because of the things I crossed along my path. I am saved because of what He did for us. I will always be His child, and He will always be there for me. With this reminder, I realize why I am here.
I am here to help, support and love those around me. The grace in my cross is learning how I can be there for them. I come to understand what true strength really is and know my faith will always guide me. I learn this and I realize everything will be just right.