Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I AM SO BLESSED!!

The purpose of this posting is to share with you all the blessings in my life!! Wow...I have come so far in a relatively short time. The Lord has blessed me beyond anything I could have ever imagined. How can I ever repay those who have given so much to me during this struggle in my life? Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve this outpouring of love and support. How do people go through this kind of tragedy without the support of family and friends? I believe that the blessings in my life have come from God and having a relationship with him. He has laid in front of me so many people who are working with me daily to encourage and lift me up. I could have never prepared for what was going to happen to me this time last year. How do you prepare for that kind of pain and loss? This time last year, I was caring on with my life without worry in the world. The Lord blessed me beyond measure! A great job, good friends, a wonderful church family. In a blink of an eye the world that i knew was going to change. Things weren't going to come as easy for me anymore. I was going to have to work and struggle for everything. I was going to have to learn how to live all over again. 25 years old, and my world would never be the same again! But would it really? Is my life all that different than before? Sure...there are some things that have changed. How I get from one place to another has changed,.....but thats it!

My Christian brothers and sisters have flooded me with love and support. They have sacrificed to spend time with me and lift up my spirits. They have come to my house several times a week to do physical therapy with me. They drove from Little Rock to Atlanta to go through a day of rehab with me and drive back! My Christian family has showed a multitude of doctors and nurses what being a Christian is all about. What a blessing!!! I am so thankful to all of you for your cards and words of encouragement. The Lord is preparing me for something which I have not fully come to understand. He has plans for me which I must fulfill. He is holding up his side of the promises he made to all of us in the bible and now I must do my part!

A saying that has gotten me through many nights was a phrase we used during my stint in ICU. "GOD NEVER PROMISED THIS LIFE WOULD BE EASY......BUT HE PROMISED IT WOULD BE WORTH IT!" I am sure God never wanted this to happen to me but he is using this accident to glorify him. He is healing my body, more than any doctor ever thought was possible. He is showing everyone what is possible through Faith and Prayers. He then gathered around me a multitude of Christian friends and family to help me get through this, because he knew it would be tough.....he knew i needed help! I AM THE LUCKIEST GUY ALIVE!!! I wouldn't change ANYTHING in my life....thats right.....I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING!
I LOVE YOU ALL!
SO MUCH IN HIM!
BRENT

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Brent, Lucky for you there was a new entry in your blog today. I have been checking but no new ones since 11/19! I know there was a holiday, but that is no excuse. Your attitude is an encouragement for all of us - and a great example during all the current hardships all over the world. God is always there and always in charge, but we need someone like you to remind us. You look for the blessing, for the silver lining in the dark cloud - that is faith. Love you, Loretta

Kathy said...

You absolutely are blessed and we are all blessed to know you and to see your faith continually demonstrated! You are a great example to all of us! Keep it up. We continue to send up prayers for you.
Love,
Robin and Kathy

debbie and jim said...

Brent, We should be thanking you for the "walking" example of the kind of faith we all need to have, no matter what happens in our lives. You are our blessing and our prayers will continue to be laid before our Savior and Friend. In His Loving Hands, deb and jim

Anonymous said...

Hello Brent,
I feel very happy about your speed recovery.I pray that God Bless you walking for Jesus.
In him Raja
rajaraou8@yahoo.com

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! .....

I am so glad to hear and see that you are doing so well. God is Good!

You have taken everything in stride and your faith has not waivered...it has gotten stronger. And your example has brought others closer to God.

You have reached a milestone that was unimaginable. You ARE walking. Now by keeping the faith as you have you will have total healing and walk on your own again.

Take care.

Brett

Kimberly said...

Brent thank you so much for giving your very inspirational sunday school talk yesterday at PV! I brought my father and he was moved by your story also. You are evidence God still works miracles!!! My faith has been deepened by knowing you and your wonderful family! With love and gratitude, Kimberly

Kathy said...

You and your family are on our hearts especially today. For 1 year we have been praying for you and will continue to do so. We love you.
Robin and Kathy

Anonymous said...

hey,

wanted you to know you have been in my thoughts all week end. Can't believe it has been a whole year. You have come so far. We are so thankful for your continued progress.and your extreme faith and courage. So many people have been blessed by following you and reading your blog. Am really excited and encouraged to hear that you are actually walking, how exciting that must be for you ( and exhausting I'm sure. We will pray for your continued strength and courage as well as your family. Am sure your healing parts are so sore and painful, yet you just keep working harder and harder. We know you are well on the way to a full recovery. May God bless the doctors and therapists that work with you and may you continue to be such a bright light in this dark world. You are so loved and appreciated.

Terry and Gary Lashley