Hello from guest blogger, Catherinanne, after a full day and a busy weekend. Thankfully, a great deal was accomplished for work while at the same time managing to be present to Kevin when he was not resting. It was a sleepy day for him. Coming back from errands for work, I realized I had not responded to a message from Morgan. I decided to take a moment to drive down his way, and as I stopped to look up his number, how surprised I was to see him stopped right beside me as he was driving out. This providential moment reminded me that God is present to us in the smallest of things, and in the smallest of people. When Morgan walked up to my window with cards in hand, they lifted my heart, even before they were read! Thank you, God, and thank you, Morgan, and thank you to each child for your beauty and your creativity. Kevin wants these words to be shared as soon as possible:
“These past few days have been difficult. It is cliché, but it feels like one step forward, and two steps back. This is frustrating and I am struggling to maintain the patience required to rest. It is not easy.
When things get difficult, it is a great lift to know that you are loved and that people are praying for you. This evening, Catherinanne came home and brought a gift bag full of cards from the children from St. Aidan’s Church School. Morgan Sherlock is our Director of Children and Youth Ministries. He took the time to discuss my absence with the children and gave them opportunity to send along these well wishes with the beautiful handmade cards (we are grateful for every message we have received and the time you have taken to send them).
Yesterday was one of my worst days, and today was just a little brighter because 20 children took time to disciple, to love, and to reach out. Thank you for helping me through another day.
Indeed, I feel the words of Joshua (1:9) to be true for me today:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
What a lovely array of hand made cards from the children at St. Aiden’s church school…l can feel the love in all the bright and cheerful colours chosen to decorate the cards as well as the vivid cheerful colours of the paper chosen to create them.
You are truly loved and very blessed Kevin.
Continue with your recovery, l know this is not an easy recovery time…as it is very boring and controlled time of resting. You are doing great so far.
l continue to keep you and Catherananne held in my special thoughts & prayers.
I share with you a scripture verse that help me so much during the recovery time l needed after a bad car accident l was involved in a number of years ago.
Be strong and of a good courage for the Lord your God is with you. Deut. 31 vs 6
Kevin, I pray that the time in the dark will shorten as you feel better.I also will pray for you Catherinanne for strength and joy from the Lord. The blogs tell me that it is not an easy time.Jesus said so much about coming to Him so I hope you get personal time too. Blessings from Windsor area (Harrow Parish)