B (28 March 2011)
Good word Suzi! Yes, the times have been difficult. I do remember though, a time when things were going extremely well with our lives (...about 8 years back) that I had moments of concern that there weren't any trials coming our way. Well, that all changed and the last 8 years, the Lord has had us in the wilderness. I wouldn't trade any of those hard times for anything. I can see the character and the deeper love for the Lord, and closer walk with the Lord built from it, but, I doubt our kids do, due to their immaturity. But, overall, I'm glad they go through these tough times as they are naturally drawn to the Lord as a result, which is great!