Hey Guys! To start off, I have great news about my Brother Garrett! I received a text message yesterday (September 16th 2020) from my dad saying
“Just had a great appt with Garrett. His clot is GONE. He can return to activity beginning tomorrow! Thank you all for your prayers. This is at least a month faster than the best case they gave us in the hospital”
Which is great news, considering that they thought it would take longer. Thank you to everyone who has supported our family and sent lots of prayers our way. It showed me how important community is. I was able to see first hand once again how blessed I am with the people who have surrounded me.
This is not what I had originally planned on talking about this week. I will anyways, because I feel like God taught me this, so that I can share it to someone who needs to hear about the importance of community.
I have always been a huge people person, and always wanted to surround myself with AS MANY people as possible, but as I’ve grown up I have realized that it is WAY better having a few close people rather than a ton of friends. I have noticed that having more close people is better for the soul.
I mean this because if I have 3 friends I am able to tell EVERYTHING to, they can give me good feedback because they know a lot about me. It is way better than having 27 friends that I can tell some things to, but not everything.
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (Colossians 3:13–14 NIV).
This verse explains how we need to forgive and be loving to others. This is something I saw during everything with my brother. I saw those who will stick through the struggles and love me and my family through all of our struggles this year.
I am insanely grateful for these relationships and for the people God has put in my life. Thanks for poppin in,