Cast Your Bread Upon The Water
Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.
New American Standard
Bill and I received a huge blessing today. He has written short stories for “Chicken soup for the Soul” over the past three years. His first story was “Through A Glass Darkly”. He relayed the story of my personal struggle with Macular Degeneration. I was diagnosed in 1992 with early adult onset. Although I managed to continue to work for several years, my disability eventually forced me to give up the freedom of driving and my wonderful career. With Bill’s help and encouragement, I have completed my first manuscript.
The reason we all write is to touch others. We have stories to tell and our characters help us deliver our messages. We cast our gift of words out to the world and sometimes the person on the other side of the ocean shares the impact of our stories in their lives. Below, please see the email author Bill Wetterman, my wonderful husband, received from India today.
To Author Bill Wetterman-
My heart shattered in a million tiny pieces for Pam’s bitter experience with the macular degeneration and the emotional distress of the diagnosis. I was very impressed by her courage when she did not allow the emotional fatigue to defeat her optimistic soul or change her positive attitude.
Your kindness and warm support has deeply humbled me. You are the kind of husband each and every woman wishes to have. God made you both like the stained-glass window that shines and sparkles when the sun is out. But when the darkness sets in, your true beauty is revealed because there is a light within you. Pam did not only make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks, she had also built a firm foundation with the bricks life had thrown at her.
Throughout the story, I was taught an invaluable lesson in my life: God puts the hard things on our way not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength in order to face the challenges ahead of us.I have learned that when He leads us to the edge of the cliff, we need to understand that either He will carry us or teach us how to fly.
I have also learned that when we reach the end of light, all we have to do is to take one more step forward in the darkness. Blind faith is to know that God will offer us a solid place. Absolutely you were the solid place God offered to Pam.