Cross 13.4836

Julia
Milwaukee, WI
I purchased this cross at NCYC 2013.I saw a sign that said answered prayers crosses and it drew me in. I picked this cross for a woman who has been extremely instrumental in my life and my formation of faith. She believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself and she has been such an incredible example of faith for me. She loved me and cared for me at a time in my life when I didn’t feel like I had anyone or anywhere to go. The cross that I chose has three small words at the bottom of it: “Life is Good”. Through this woman’s compassion and love, I have come to realize that through everything, even suffering, there is more joy. And life is truly good. Two years ago, my sophomore year of high school, my dad left our family without an apparent reason. I prayed and prayed for my dad to come home. For a long time, I thought that God was not answering my prayers and that he didn’t hear me. However, after many months of what I thought was unanswered prayer I realized that God was indeed answering my prayers, just not in the way I wanted. Instead of bringing my dad back  home, God was bringing a few incredible people into my life. And this woman is one of those incredible people. She is one of my answered prayers and one of the greatest blessings in my life. So, I am passing this cross along to her with all the love and gratefulness in my heart in hopes that one day she will pass  it along to someone who is an answer to her prayers.