Emily, I was soooo happy to hear from you again! I had wondered how you were doing this past year. I know you are a busy lady, but how good it’d be to get to see you or talk on the phone sometime to catch up. I can’t believe that Taylor is in college. How could I be this old??? Ha! Hope he’s doing well. Your pieces that you write are so awesome! What a gifted writer you are. I am thrilled to see the level of faith and understanding of God’s word that He pours into you in the midst of all you are enduring. Isn’t that what Paul did through all his trials and suffering, and he was one of the most greatly used men of the Bible. You are so right in that no pain we have is wasted when we are the Lord’s. How I forget that at times myself. Last fall I had the worst time of my 30+ years with back problems and was scared and got so down at times. During those months it seemed it’d never get better. About the time it’d get a bit better, I’d praise God and set out to try to be involved with the ladies group I so missed. Then the pain would rage again to an unbearable level keeping me from ministering. I’d get so down on myself and feel so useless. I knew that, as it says in Luke, that God was allowing Satan to sift me like wheat all last fall. Praise God, he gave me a reprieve and a very blessed time Christmas with family. I know what you deal with is so much worse. How I feel for you, sweet girl! Hearing from you share your struggles and being “real” is such an encouragement along the journey, Emily. If you get time sometime, call me: 940-271-1233. I’d love to hear your sweet voice and hear about Taylor. I’ll always remember that precious 2nd grade boy!Love you,Meritta Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:23:15 +0000To: lmmandeville@hotmail.comFrom: comment-reply@wordpress.comSubject: [New post] Real

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