The Day My Life Changed Forever

December 29, 1982 began like any other winter morning in northern Alberta. But when they laid a tiny bundle in my arms early that afternoon, I knew my life would never be the same again. Six more children were born to us through the years. But there is something special about the firstborn child. As I gazed into her wonderful blue eyes and nuzzled her fuzzy blonde head, I prayed that Ian and I would be all she needed in a mother and father.

Any parent knows it is not easy raising a child. Much love, watchfulness, patience, joy and a few tears, are all part of life with children. Nothing happens overnight. Everything takes faith and diligence. Little by little, line upon line, precept upon precept… moment by moment, day by day, year by year…. And one day you look into the eyes of the young man or woman your child has become, and you wonder where the time went.

Our daughter has been through a lot in her young life, especially in the last seven years with the loss of first her brother, and then her husband. I am amazed as I see the love and grace of God as He works in her life. As I observe her handling of some of life’s most difficult circumstances, I know that that prayer, so often repeated through the years, has been answered. Not because of how great we are as parents, but because of God and HIS wonderful love for her and for all of us.


© Willena Flewelling


  1. Hello Willena

    What a lovely story, we all love our children, we have to bring them up in the fear and admonition of the LORD. We have to continually tell and show them right from wrong! Like the law, holding us accountable, and forcing outward conformity, UNTILL the inward, life bringing law can take over! However, our Trump card (so to say) remains God Himself! That they sold encounter HIM! There is nothing that can and in for that, and that is the same for them as for us, and as we seek Him, they will learn more from that, than any amount of our trying to make it palatable acceptable understandable or accessible to them!

    May the grace of God sustain us!
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  2. children are the great blessing of god ..everyone desire for bright future for there childrens …for their life parents lost their life …

  3. Doralynne Dohms says:

    Well said, Mrs Flewelling!

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