Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday Guest Post "God Really does Know Best" by TaNisha P.

TaNisha is a research assistant focused in HIV prevention for a public health research firm based in Atlanta.  She currently lives in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan with her husband and 3 children.  In her spare time she likes thrifting, reading and studying fashion.

God really does know BEST…

“I am highly favored
because HE brought me the love I needed to fill my heart
and with all the blessings that came along
 I am loved with no measure…”
~R. Sanderson

 I am an only child born to my parents and primarily raised by mother and maternal grandparents.  My parents separated when I was very young, the last time I laid eyes on my father I was 8 years old.  From the time my parents separated and ultimately divorced I felt unsettled, out of sorts…a void that I couldn't figure out how to fill.  I wasn't necessarily sad; however I knew I wanted something else.  Don’t get me wrong my mother and grandparents compensated for the love I desperately desired from my dad.

At 19, I met a rather charming young fellow totally different from the guys I had dated before.  He was 1 of 14 children born to the same parents.  His parents were married for 27 years before his mother passed on.  His family was large, extremely close and charismatic Pentecostal while my family was small, quiet and Baptist.  I was intrigued by him and his family dynamic and soon after meeting we were inseparable and in love.  I married my charming fellow a year later at the tender age of 20 and the rest is happily ever after as most fairy tales would end (I know corny right…LOLOLOL).

While I was born an only child and raised without a father through this wonderful union I gained a father in-law, over 20 siblings and now 38 nieces and nephews and still growing.  I do not question God in his infinite wisdom and timing.  Not only did he give me the desires of my heart but he blessed me with an extended family.  I have a wonderful husband approaching our 16th year of marriage, we have 3 beautiful children.  My cup runneth over and on this Thanksgiving I know just how truly blessed I am.  Yes, I get to eat turkey and all the other annual trimmings but I get to do it with the wonderful people in my life.  So, I say to you take some time out of the hustle and bustle during this busy holiday season and reflect on where you have been and the place that GOD has brought you to. 

                          HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

“Although you will often receive something other than what you prayed for, I have never known it to be worse - it has always been better than expected.”
~SQuire Rushnell

1 comment:

  1. Hi TaNisha, I love stories with happy endings! I totally agree with you when you say "God really knows best." Your story is a testimony of the greatness of God. Indeed, I have learned that if you wait on the Lord, he will fulfill your every need. Growing up I would sometimes find myself comparing my life to those around me. Most of my friends had older brothers, (something I've always wanted) while I had younger sisters. Many were dating, in relationships or already had children; while I was still single. My natural instinct was to question why. However, after a while I gave in to the fact that all of this was in God's hands. Once I did that, my life started to come together. I met my husband, we have three children and I am surrounded by numerous brother-in laws. Just like you, the Lord blessed me with the desires of my heart and a loving extended family.

    As far as I'm concerned, every day is a day of thanksgiving. One should never forget who is in charge and what He is capable of doing in our lives. For God knows what is best for each and every one of us. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and pray you and yours will have a blessed end of year.
    Sandra Bryan-Ellis


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