Thanks for the birthday prayers I'm sure you Pals offered up for me. Please continue to pray regarding my mental health. Having suffered two emotional "breakdowns" in the last 3 years has sure taken a toll on my overall confidence about getting out and living life and trust in God has sure been shaken to the core as well.
I can't imagine why God allowed all that happened in my life in the last 3 years. Maybe it'll all make me a much better - wiser missionary someday. Perhaps only someone who has experienced such darkness can enter into another person's darkness to lead them out to the LIGHT. If that is the reason (even partly) - if it makes me a better disciple/missionary, it will all be worth it. Most days it is hard to see that possibility.....I lack a great deal of confidence in myself and even in God at times.
Terry, thanks for your wonderful post....just a little correction. The bunny pictured is my dearly departed Noah (2007). Alfie is the new bun on the block...well, not that new, he is just over a year old and as mischievous as they come!! See picture below...sampling my flowers!