52 Weeks of Gratitude – Favorite Personality Trait – Faith

This week’s challenge in the 52 weeks of gratitude challenge – Favorite Personality Trait

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A few weeks ago we put the spotlight on things about me. This week I will narrow it down to one trait I love about myself – Faith.

I’ve been blessed in so many ways. With every blessing and struggle, my faith has grown stronger.

Faith has been something I have struggled with at many points in my life, especially when things seem to be going down hill.

Questions run through your mind at those difficult moments. Why? It’s always the first thing that comes to my mind. What happened and why are things so hard right now? It’s a difficult question to understand, especially in the midst of the issues, but I have learned that while it’s hard to know at the time, God has a plan for us and everything that happens, happens for a reason, whether we like it or not.

There are so many occasions when I look back on a hardship and realize (days, weeks even months or years later) how it shaped me. Without the struggles, I would be completely different. Though my faith may falter I always seem to find strength once I get my bearings again. Many times it may take a little while, but sometimes I can focus on God and have faith that he has a plan.

This is what I felt with Sugar Plum’s delivery and NICU experience. It was a time when I could have gone into a deep depression, but instead I put my faith in God and knew he had it under control. And even though it seemed awful at the time, there was a reason and his plan would unfold in due time. It was at the times I was praying that I felt the calmest. The times I was talking to God that I saw the bright future. He had a plan.

I feel like this experience, in particular, has brought me closer to Him and my faith has only gotten stronger through it all. It also created in me a strong desire to give back.

The experiences I went through, and go through daily, can help others in those same situations. That’s exactly why I started this blog, to help others in the NICU, others homeschooling, other Catholics, other moms just trying to make it through another day. I want to put myself out there so that you know you are not alone.

So faith, yes, it may not be a personality trait, but it has definitely shaped my personality. Without faith, I would not be the person I am today. I am wonderfully and beautifully made and I want to show the world that in everything I do. There is plan. He is in control, sometimes it’s just to help us grow in faith.

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