Friday, July 26, 2013

Five Minute Friday-Broken

Throughout my 49 years of living, my heart has been broken many times. For various reasons of course: bullies in the school yard, teenage boyfriends, sexual abuse by my stepfather, death of my best friend, momma, and big brother. And, then I have had to deal with a broken body in the last few years. Diabetes has really beaten me up. It has affected my vision, heart, digestive system, legs, feet, hands, and on, and on. Then, in 2011, I had several mini strokes, and then a big one. Of course, that was a brain trauma, and I know that several brain cells died. They will never grow back. Your brain is one place that regeneration does not take place. My brain suffered, but I am still me. I am not broken, beyond repair. I look at it this way, my brain got all shook up. Things were rearrainged, like when you move your furniture around. Hey, I was never a genius to begin with. I was just someone who was totally in love with her husband, family, friends, and of course my Father God. That has not, nor will it ever change. I was broken by the Potter, so He could do a makeover on me. I am truly blessed.

21 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...and loved!!!

YoSueƱo said...

Hay que ser muy fuerte para superar eso,y ver lo de la manera que tu lo ves, te deseo todo el amor del mundo, me voy de vacaciones. Te deseo un fuerte ABRAZO

momenten met God said...

Amen denise im at work now and saw your post you are certainly a inspiration for many of us who dont now you personaly. But the love of jesus can be felt even thrue a simply blog. Your humble heart as a christian is the reason. I read your blogs. It let me see that god is good all the time. Friend i wish and pray for a totally restoration fisicallly and spiritually in your home marriage and life. Loves from my husband and i from holland

Cranberry Morning said...

You are truly a tool used by the Father to bless and teach us, Denise. Have a wonderful weekend, Friend.

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I can totally relate- I have not been broken in all of the ways you have been broken but I, too, have felt very broken over the last several years. And I am so thankful that the Potter is able to build me into what He wants me to be. Thanks for the reminder, Lisa :O)

Stephanie said...

My dear Denise, I have tears in my eyes right now from reading your words. All that you have been through and you still praise Jesus - what a testimony! You are beautiful, inside and out!

Blessings, hugs, and prayers!

Michell Pulliam said...

Amen Denise...you truly are blessed my friend! Yes, even though you were broken, the Potter has definitely put you back together again my friend!! Thanks for linking up...have a blessed weekend!!

MyJourneyBack said...

Beautiful post. Your are beautiful.

Jo Rose said...

Thank you for sharing your brokenness with us. I love your thoughts about the Potter reshaping you. I hope you have a blessed weekend.

Joyful said...

Beautiful post Denise. xx

BumbleBeeLane said...

So wonderful to know he can restore all things.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Gretchen Louise said...

You may see yourself as broken, but He sees you as beautiful--and so do we!

Joy said...

Blessed you Denise for being a survivor and a fighter. With God in you, everything is possible:)

Peggy said...

You are truly blessed when you love your husband, family and friends. Nothing in life is more important.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh I hate to hear what all you have gone through. Are you Type 1? I am so amazed at the Holy Spirit within you. sandie

suzy said...

Thank you for having the courage to share your story. It helps so many to not feel alone in their own brokeness. God is transfiguring your story into something beautiful through your writing. Your faith truly inspires.
God Bless.

Sharon said...

Your attitude of praise and joy is so inspirational. God uses you in such mighty ways. The new *furniture arrangement* seems to be working out! :)

GOD BLESS!

LeAnn said...

You are just a lovely person with a good heart and you have been greatly refined through your struggles. You are being made in his imagine by the things that you suffer.
I know you will keep the faith.
Blessings and hugs!

Suzanne McClendon said...

Denise,

I had always heard that about brain cells, too, but read something recently that indicated that there are certain brain cells that can be regenerated. We can work to get back our brain functions that the strokes took from us. It may be a long, hard battle, but please don't lose hope!

You're in my prayers. {{{Hugs}}}

From the Heart said...

Beautiful post from a dear sweet
person who loves God with all her heart. He will take care of you, of that I have no doubt. Bless you dear one and praying for you.

From the Heart said...

May God richly bless you as you have blessed so many of us.