Joe and Jessa I am humbled to admit that having ALS has made me a better version of me! Before I got sick I saw behaviors that I was trying to correct and physically I was not what I wanted to be. I wanted to be a better wife for your daddy! I Peter 3:1-6 had gripped my heart. I desired to honor your daddy the way God wanted me too and in a way he deserved.
God has a sense of humor! In my early twenties I was ready to get married and gladly let my husband be in charge and take care of all the problems. Comically, at thirty-four I wanted to be in charge, or at least that is how I acted! I had spent over a decade teaching, supervising, coaching, traveling, planning, budgeting and scheduling all by myself. I was no longer an inexperienced young lady, I wanted to be a BIG helper! What I didn't know that in my exuberance I ended up being counterproductive. Every time daddy had a plan or idea I would challenge him. I knew that I was annoying and even hurtful but I was struggling to change!
So here we are four years into my ALS journey. God has answered the prayer of my heart! I am not so overwhelming, offering suggestions, advice and ideas all the time! I am in a position to sit back and admire all that your daddy does and say thank you! I am so grateful for your daddy taking care of all the problems and being in charge of our family!
God even gave my ALS to help me lose weight. One of the few diseases that makes you a "Skinny Minnie. " God knew that a " ALS Charm Class" would help me change for the better! I even come with a mute button!
I Peter 3:4
Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. 4 You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.