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?



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  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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