Today’s Monday’s Mom is Becky Lynch! I’ve had the pleasure of working with Becky before, and the best way I can describe this wonderful lady is she truly is a firecracker! She and her husband Steven will have been married for 14 years this October, and they have been blessed with two amazing daughters. They have an excellent specialty food company called Montebello Kitchens. Their whole family is involved with the business! Please enjoy her wonderful post below, and then join us on Cross Moms Facebook page throughout the day today. You will not be disappointed! Love and God Bless!
When I think of how God has worked in my life through the years, the words to describe it would be… awe-inspiring, joyous and scary. Yes, even scary.
First, God has blessed me with an amazing family! I really realized how blessed last year. You see, I had surgery to remove a tumor back in 1993 and was told at the time that I would probably never be able to get pregnant. Steven and I were then married in 1998, and then thankfully, our two beautiful daughters followed. Anything is possible with God, right! Now, fast-forward to 2010. I went to a specialist who happened to be the father of one of my daughter’s classmates. He could not believe that I had the original surgery before the girls were born. He showed me how I had carried two different pregnancies in half the space needed for a healthy baby to grow. He told me what a miracle it was that I had gotten pregnant in the first place! AND he gave me the great news that there was NO cancer, but that I would need to have surgery anyway. I was okay with that! This doctor had shown me God’s awe-inspiring hands at work. No other explanation. Only God.
Second, God’s greatest blessing on my life has been joy. I experience true joy everyday in small things and big things. I love to laugh and have fun. I have a family and friends who like to do the same. God makes it possible for me to be happy no matter where I am. Believe me, there are times when I would rather be doing something else, but then I can always laugh about it later or find something interesting in what I was doing. Even in the midst of something sad I know that we will find something happy or loving to look back on. I realized this a couple of years ago when I was talking to someone and telling them what a great childhood I had. If someone else were to look at it they would see loss (death of my father), sadness (finding my beloved granddaddy dead when I was 7), and plenty of dysfunction. I don’t see it that way – I grew up with a loving and close family and experienced some incredible adventures. God provided me with amazing opportunities – did I always make the right choice? No, but the Lord opened another window, led me to a different path – always patient, always forgiving. Always pointing towards joy.
Finally, the scary….I have a REALLY difficult time turning things over to God. I mean truly turning it over to Him. I will pray on something and then begin to explain to God why it should happen a certain way. I negotiate, debate and argue (yes, argue) a point. God already knows His plan. The times that I have totally handed everything over, God worked everything out! I know – seems so obvious and simple, right? But when you are in the middle of it all and emotions are involved, it is not always that easy. I read a great book a couple of years ago with my Women’s Bible Study called Traveling Light by Max Lucado. Everyone worries, everyone gets mad, and everyone gets scared. Thankfully, this book and the wonderful women in the group really helped (all of us!) to learn how to lean on God and trust in Him. I’m getting better at trusting, but that is probably the biggest lesson that the Lord is working on with me at this point in my life.