I definitely know that the things that I have gone through in my life have been for MY good, because I have seen how they have strengthened me, helped me, and caused me to be able to stand through other trials which have come my way. It has also given me the ability to reach out to others in understanding, because I know for myself what it is to be lonely, hurt, confused, or fearful. As I thought of all these things, I felt a great need to write down some of my own experiences for the benefit of my own family, as well as others. I want to share the love I have felt from my Heavenly Father as I have gone through these things, and help others to know that they, too, can endure hard things, and can one day look back and actually be grateful for those things. I wanted to write it in a format that would take certain values or traits and show how the experiences I have had have helped me to learn these things. I also wanted it to spark the personal reflection of those who might read it to think about their own life and how their experiences have helped mold them and strengthen them. If you would like to, you can add a blog comment which can then help you to share what you have learned with others, journal your own stories, and explain how you have learned what you have learned through your own life experiences.
I truly believe that as we take the time to think and write down these experiences, that we will more clearly see the hand of the Lord at work in our lives, and will gain a greater love and appreciation for Him, who is the source of all love and happiness. I hope that these stories will give you strength and hope on your own personal journey, and will help you to understand that you are truly never alone.