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Sometimes nobody knows you but Jesus

You’ve gotten up at five in the morning most of your life to work at a less than perfect job. Because it helped pay for the cost of little league, piano lessons, and college tuition for your kids.

You’ve handled rejection, loss, health issues, loneliness, disappointment, and you’ve survived. Because, through it all, you knew Jesus was right beside you on the journey.

You’ve washed a mountain range of dirty dishes, mopped the equivalent of 900 football stadiums, AND cooked enough food to feed Napoleon’s army. Because somebody had to.

You’re a prayer warrior, crying secret tears and praying prayers only God has heard. Because no one loves your family like you do.

You’ve made mistakes. Sin hasn’t been a stranger, but you’ve refused to let these things define you. Because you know the power of the blood of Jesus.

You’ve been there. For all of it.

And you’re not about to quit now. No matter what is standing in the headlights ahead.

Because you’re determined to finish your race well.

And no fireball from hell will stop you.

Because the One who runs with you will also carry you when your limbs no longer have strength, your mind begins to wander, and your heart grows weary.

I see you. You’re my hero.

Thank you for the honor of also having you as my friend.



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  1. Terri Vanderhoeven

    Thank you Susan; I needed to read this and be reminded of this again. I am indeed a daughter and princess of the Mist High and HE carefully and lovingly made me while in the womb. And, HE never forsakes me, abandoned me, or deserted me even though so many others had. So, I choose to believe I am not invisible and choose to trust in the plans HE has made for me (Jeremiah 29:11) 💕🦋

    1. Susan Gaddis

      You are everything in Him. I love how you stated that. As far as being invisible… maybe to the world at times, but remember, Jesus was invisible for most of his life. He lived a day-to-day life behind the scenes and only was front and center for 3 years. Yet, what He did in those 3 years changed our world. So invisible is good. It’s right there with Jesus, learning to serve Him in the little ways that matter most to Him. Hugs. 🙂

  2. Marianda

    Thank you Susan, Bless you.. I also needed to hear this.. Im tired as the last 4 and a half years have been tough, We lost our son in at 20yrs of age and then 2years after that my husband had a terrible car accident and after 15 operations he still has pain and battles to walk so he is in the wheelchair and in the 19th of Oct he is getting a total hip replacement…. We have been tired and frustrated and disappointed but we will stay with Jesus our only Hope… Love Marianda

  3. Susan Gaddis

    Oh my goodness, Marianda! It sounds like you have really been through the ringer. I’m thankful you found this post helpful, and I’ll be praying for you and your husband.

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