I’ve learned that no matter how hard I try to plan things out life just happens and can really, I mean really throw you an unexpected curve ball. Stuff can happen and you think someone is playing a joke on you and you’re sitting there waiting for the punch line. Only sometimes there is no punch line and reality is what it is. But the thing that I am always in awe of is God’s never ending presence in my life. I’ve lost count of the many times the Lord has shown me His perfect grace even when our family is facing the most challenging moments. I strongly believe in the power of prayer and that all things happen for a reason. Of course when bad things are happening to us our faith is shaken and we often question God’s plan. I realize of course that God is always at work in my life and I have to remember that He allows us to face trials and tests in order to build our faith and trust in Him.