As a child I went to Sunday School. I enjoyed it, but never thought seriously about what I was taught. There was plenty of time. The first Christians I met consciously were at College in
I started teaching in
My teaching career moved from
My only sister had suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for many years. I'd watched her gradual deterioration and was now able to give her more help and support. She died following a stroke in 1999.
During this time the friend I'd shared a home with for many years became unwell. She grew forgetful and confused and was finally diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. I became a full time carer with all its demands and pressures. Life wasn't easy. She went into Residential Care in July 2006, and I am now alone and building a new life.
Through it all there is the temptation to ask, "Why Lord? Why does it happen to me?" There are no easy answers but there is the assurance that God is in control and He sees the bigger picture. My life is held securely in His hands and daily He gives me the strength I need. With that knowledge comes peace. God gives me light for each step and I'll trust Him for whatever tomorrow may hold. He hasn't let me down yet and I know He never will.