Aisha Thomas is choosing joy, just weeks after her husband Brad passed away. How is she doing it? Here she shares her tips, advice, and daily routines for faith-keeping and faith-building in a time that could feel hopeless.
I know God’s love is real because I could not get out of bed on my own. They don’t tell you this: you wake up and it takes a couple of seconds. You think you are still in your old life. If it were just Aisha, I would be lying in bed all day, but because of what the love of Jesus gives us, I’m able to turn over the covers. I also feel him through my kids, my mother, through friends reaching out, and my church. When I put the title of “widow” on, I just want to go to the corner, huddle and say, “this is my life.” But God stretches me to let them love me and for me to love them back.