Five-Minute Friday~”AFTER”



Linking up with The Gypsy Mama (Lisa-Jo) today for Five-Minute Friday.

Today’s prompt is “After”




Defining moments. They tend to occur AFTER something happens…whether it’s an event, an accomplishment, a tragedy…and it made me think of the defining moments in my life.

  • AFTER I graduated from high school
  • AFTER I graduated from pharmacy school
  • AFTER I married my high-school sweetheart
  • AFTER my life was uprooted to move to Atlanta
  • AFTER the birth of my first baby girl
  • AFTER my marriage almost fell apart due to unmet expectations
  • AFTER we decided to keep the commitments we made before each other and God and chose to fall in love again
  • AFTER the birth of my baby boy
  • AFTER the death of my daddy to lung cancer~he’d never smoked a cigarette in his life
  • AFTER the remarriage of my mom to an incredible man I’m proud to call my stepdad
  • AFTER the birth of my third child…second little girl
  • AFTER a grand-mal seizure struck me down at a birthday party
  • AFTER more seizures resulting in broken bones and sinus surgery
  • AFTER realized I’d gotten addicted to the narcotics I’d taken to get through the pain
  • AFTER I went to the most horrible place in my life I’d ever been
  • AFTER seven years of searching for a cure while struggling to hide my addiction
  • AFTER I stopped praying for healing and the rapture and began praying for God’s purpose
  • AFTER God healed me on September 25, 2010 in an overnight miracle
  • AFTER God restored my soul and my family

Many defining moments, all occurring AFTER the event. I think this is why God doesn’t let us see the future. How many of these awesome defining moments would we miss?




  1. LOVE your post. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Jessie Gunderson says

    What a testimony! I’m so glad I came. Joy comes in the morning!

  3. Denise Oldham says

    Beautiful testimony, bless you.

  4. I’m amazed at this God-moments in y our life. Thank you for sharing your “Afters”. Stopping by from FMF.

  5. A new thought for me, “after” is when it all comes together! Thanks for making me think this morning. I also so enjoyed the “Celestial” (Heavenly) cross filled with Godly words…..Blessings for a great day!

  6. Beautiful story of redemption – thank you for sharing and for stopping by and leaving encouragement at my blog!! Blessings to you!

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