After almost a year of praying hard for a very personal special intention, I was shocked to come home today and find it granted.
Oh, God is good! God is AMAZING! #GodAlwaysWins!
I had asked my closest friends and family to help pray for this intention as well, and tonight I called them and emailed them to share the good news.
Now, in my atheist life, I would have neither prayed, nor given thanks to God for the good news I received today. I suppose I would have been happy, but I think it would have been . . . fleeting.
Today, instead, I was able to get down on my knees with my husband and give thanks to the One Who led me through the Valley of Death as I suffered and waited for my intention to be granted (literally, at one point, as I was hospitalized last year). How great it is to give thanks to God, knowing nothing I went through in the past year was “coincidence,” knowing that accepting my suffering has allowed me to grow as a child of God, knowing that Grace has been poured upon me today.
Today I was going to post about a makeover I’ve begun—one with two parts: the shallow, superficial outer part of myself, and a deeper makeover that I am about to begin as D. and I prepare for our total consecration to Mary in October. That post will come later: today is the day I acknowledge I am not worthy of this Grace, but I am surely grateful. Truly, deeply, devoutly grateful.
God is good, indeed.