God loves us and wants us to be happy. Which is why today I ate a dark chocolate filled warm French croissant. It was everything I ever imagined it to be and more. I know I say no sugar, but I can’t fly all the way to France and NOT eat a chocolate croissant. Or two. Now THERES a cancer diet I could get behind!! I had every intention of having some wine too but after a sip I didn’t want to make myself sick so I just brought all the wine home with me!
This is fairly personal so I debated sharing but you’ll see why I am in a second. Confession. I can’t lie, I’m the worst Catholic EVER when it comes to confession. It’s never something I made a priority to go so I just didn’t go. Well I’m happy to share with you our first miracle of Lourdes: I, Stephanie, went to confession. Obviously I’m not about to pour my sins out on this blog, but I have to share what the priest told me, because he didn’t know my story until AFTER. He said something along the lines of, “Share it all. When you are given a gift (gift of healing, comfort, etc) or graces, share it with others. Don’t keep these things to yourself. But share the hard parts too. Share the suffering and the trials. Let people see God work through you. Share your story and your testimony.” Seriously? Share share share share share. Got it! Don’t quit sharing!
I felt kind of bad, because I think I may have laughed some when he used the word share and testimony. Not because it was funny, but because I can’t escape those words! I never imagined I would share this much of my thoughts and life in a public forum, but when the Lord says SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY, you share it til the cows come home! Or at least until He tells you otherwise.