Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 started off a GREAT year!


I am so nervous. I can't believe I am finally going to do this. This has been my dream for the last 3 years. The line is getting shorter, and I'm up next. I adjust the mic while looking into the crowd of people. I begin.

"First giving honor to God and pastor. You know the Lord works in mysterious ways. I was just telling my husband that I am coming here expecting something. But never in a million years would I have thought that I would be here, standing in front of all of you. For 3 years I tried to get my story out. I needed to get it out. I needed to spread the word. I wrote emails, blogs and was even told I should write a book. But none of it gave me the satisfaction of being here right now. 3 years ago on my brother's birthday March 6, 2006 I was diagnosed with MS. My fingers and toes were mute. I had no feeling. Some days I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't make my baby's bottle. But I knew God didn't give me these 3 beautiful babies to not be able to see them or raise them. I was told that I had to take medication or I will be in a wheelchair. For 3 months I injected myself daily with my therapy medication. My spirit wouldn't let me continue it. I had dreams and I had to stop. My faith wasn't strong enough to claim my healing but I said, "the next MRI will not show that lesion" and this time last year it was gone. But you know doctors always downplay God. They told me that that's what lesions do, they come and go. But I knew better. I have been going to this church for 2 yrs and this is the first time I was able to see the pastors face clearly. For the first time I didn't get dropped off at the door, I walked across the parking lot. Pray my strength in the Lord."

The congregation stood to their feet, giving God a much deserved hand and mouth praise. I did it. I accomplished my dream of telling how God worked in my life to 100's. That night was better than any party or club the New Years' has brought before. My eyes were red, throat scratch and head pounding. I had been changed. I left that place 4 hours later meeting a few people that my story touched. I left 4 hours later not the same as I had came. God moved in that place and now the real work begins!

I hope 2009 brings you all peace, happiness, love and prosperity! I love each and every one of you!

Be Blessed,

Tia

6 comments:

Real Talk said...

God is good! I was touched by your testimony as well. Thanks for sharing :)

James Tubman said...

i got a feeling this year will be the year that you finally get over your health issues

i can see that you have a determination to get over these issues and you are on your way

i believe that God sees it too

best of luck in this new year

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Praise GOD all day long. He has a plan that we know nothing about and I'm excited about your future. I pray that his use for you will expand beyond your wildest dreams!

Love, peace and blessings!

LISA EMRICH said...

Tia,

This is my first visit to your blog and I came by way of "blinder's off" Living With MS blog.

You have an amazing testimony and MS story here. Thank you for sharing that with the world.

Lisa

Tia's Real Talk said...

Hi Lisa, thank you sooo much for stoppin by and leaving a comment. I hope it inspires and motivates people to know that MS is not the end. For me it was just the begining. God has the final say so as to my fate, not the doctors.

Tia's Real Talk said...

@James...wow..that was the last year I truly struggled with MS! GOD IS FOREVER MY SAVIOR!!! HE DID IT!! I look back and is moved to tears..HE DID IT!!!