It’s a God Thing

For the last year, my family has been involved in the task of taking my father-in-law from his independent life in South Carolina and moving him into an assistive living community. There were huge mountains that had to be moved along the way.  The biggest was his adamant belief that he was okay and could live alone. As we went through this journey, I did something that I have never done before. I kept a journal. After, my father-in-law was moved into the assistive living community, I did something else I have never done before. I wrote a book.

Yesterday, I commissioned my daughter to draw a picture for the front cover of the book.  I also asked my husband to read the book to make sure it was good enough to publish. This is when it all came together.  All day long, my husband read the book, editing it in certain places but for the most part keeping it in tact. As my husband read, my daughter drew. Now there is something you need to know about my daughter. She is a perfectionist. With most projects, she will get stuck and want to either start over or make a huge revision.  Frustration will typically sit in and a project can turn from fun into a drudgery.

As my husband finished the book, with tears in his eyes, my daughter looked at me and said, “I am not a huge believer but He must have been active today.” I asked her why she thought this and this is what she said, “This was the first time that I can remember drawing a picture of a person that I didn’t become upset with how it was going.  Even when I colored the skin which I was truly concerned about, it all came together.  It was like there was a higher power in control.”

Coming from someone who doubts there is a God, I was elated that He became real to her.  Really real. My only response I could give her was, “This is a God thing. There is no other explanation.” As I have reflected back on how this particular event has unfolded, I can’t help but thank God for making himself visible to all of us in our daily lives. I know he is there. We just have to look for him.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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