This is a repost from June of last year. I decided, in honor of my one year blogiversary, I would repost some of my favorite posts from this past year at various times this month. This one focuses on Butterfly and her TBI. I am glad she is not where she was then. She hasn't had a setback since July and we have not encountered any "firsts" in a while. In the original post, I focused on the positive emotions she was feeling. That day, my heart was breaking. It was so hard to see my teenage daughter being so little. The scriptures were God's way of encourging me and giving me the strength to make it through the day. I am so glad she has made progress in the last year, but some days my heart still breaks because of all she has lost.
I am going to quote verses (NIV) that have come to mind and encouraged me today, punctuated by pictures from today's adventures. Look at the wonder, amazement, and joy in her expressions. We encountered several "firsts" today. ENJOY!
Matthew 6:34 ~ Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I Peter 5:7 ~ Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Isaiah 26:3 ~ You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Philippians 4:4 ~ Rejoice in the LORD always. I will say it again: Rejoice!