Today was my dad’s aunt’s 80th birthday party who lives here in Cincinnati. For some people a dad’s aunt could feel really distant but for us she is real close. So a lot of our family lives in Chicago and many of them were supposed to come to the party. Just last week I heard a lot of them actually couldn’t make it but today I got a text from one of my cousins saying there was change in plans and actually a lot of them could come which got me excited. I haven’t seen most of my family from Chicago for about 5 years now. So to hear randomly that a lot of them could make it was awesome.
After I had lunch with my dad at his rehab center this afternoon I had to go run and errand real quick and when I returned I was surprised by some of my family from Chicago in my dad’s room.
It was such a blessing to see all of them and to catch up on life. It was actually the first time I saw some since I started my calling in ministry. They were all extremely encouraging and gave me so many words of affirmation for the life I have decided to pursue.
It was so humbling to know I have so many people all over rooting for me but especially supporting me through prayer. That’s when I was reminded I am not doing this through my own strength but through the power of God and prayer. I am so blessed and thankful to have the support system that I have. God has blessed me with such a big amazing family!
I saw God today.