Several weeks ago, I did a post on God's perfect timing in providing our home. I won't rehash the details here. But, mom pointed out another neat component of this story.
Brian and I live about thirty minutes outside of the main city. This has been and adjustment for us, but it was the setting of our home that truly sold us on it. To get to our home, we have to head out of town on a major highway, then veer off onto a less traveled road, and then after winding around for five minutes or so, we arrive at a big iron gate that secures our neighborhood, as if anyone would just happen upon it. At first, it seems like a normal drive through the woods, but once the road makes a bend, it immediately ascends up one of the steepest inclines that I've ever seen. In fact, the name of the road is Steep.
Just when one thinks the car is not quite going to pull the hill, the roadway levels out and opens up to the most beautiful neighborhood that sits atop a glorious hillside, overlooking meadows and valleys all around.
We are our own little community, set apart from the world around us.
Mom so beautifully pointed out the analogy of our neighborhood with our life. We are traveling down a path that is not traveled by many. At times, we feel isolated and alone. On many days, the road seems steep and impossible, but then, because of the Lord, things even out and we are able to see God's blessings all around us.
God, thank you for teaching me in ways that I can understand.
Radiation went wonderfully well today! Every person who works at the radiation office is so nice and welcoming. They truly put my mind at ease.
I am not officially starting treatments until Monday.
Thank you for your continued prayers.