Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Testimony Tuesday - Week THREE

Welcome back to Testimony Tuesday, sweet reader!
I am so excited that you are here! I hope that you are ready to hear another amazing testimony of God's sustaining grace and perfect purpose. I am honored to present Carrington's story to you and I pray that whatever season you find yourself in, know that there is a God who loves you. No matter what.

"Hi, I'm Carrington. Otherwise known as "Momma Fussell" to my three year old. 

Katie has so graciously offered to let me take over the blog today. I'm so excited to be here with y'all today!
I'm a mom to an incredibly handsome, blue eyed three year old, named Lincoln. I love my creamer with a side of coffee, all things Christmas, and I have a candle collection that would impress The Yankee Candle Company. My idea of camping is a five star hotel, I own entirely too many scarves, and I seriously think that whoever created seasonal drinks {I'm looking at you, pumpkin spice latte} should be fired. Immediately. 
But those are really the superficial things. Today I want to share some of my story with you.
To really know me you have to know my Jesus and you have to know my son.
When I was 17 years old, I got really sick. My dad ending up taking me to the doctor and lo and behold, what seemed like the flu was really morning sickness. And just like that, I became a pregnant teenager.
My boyfriend and I had just celebrated our three year anniversary {which is obviously an eternity in high school years} and I figured we'd just accept reality and parent the best we could. He had other plans. So it was the beginning of my senior year of high school and I was now a single mom.
I got saved when I was seven but I fell in love with Jesus at seventeen. The more I prayed, the more I knew that God had prepared me to be this precious little boy's mom. Out of all the women in the world, I was chosen to be Lincoln Fussell's mom. That is the highest blessing and honor I could ever receive.
Although some people walked out, I was surrounded by Godly people who loved me like crazy. My family was amazing, my principal/teachers worked so well with me, and my friends encouraged me often. I kept going to school and fell more and more in love with Jesus and the precious child growing inside of me.
On April 19, 2011, at 4:28 am, at eighteen years old, I delivered the person I love most in this world. At 6 lb 10 oz, he was the smallest and most perfect gift I'd ever been given. 
Today I'm a 22 year old mom to a precious, handsome, smart, sweet, and incredibly well-mannered three year old who steals my heart more every single day. I am a certified nursing assistant, I work in home health, and I'm a full time college student in nursing school. God willing, I will graduate and become an RN in December 2015. Lincoln and I are out to beat the statistics.
God has blessed my little family of two beyond what I could've ever imagined in that doctor's office at seventeen years old. There are no words to adequately describe the grace and love that Jesus has poured out on Lincoln and I.
I say all of that to say this. I don't know your story and circumstances, but I know the Jesus that holds them. I don't know what you've done or are doing, but I know the Jesus that loves you no matter what. I can truly say that God keeps His promises when He says that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose {Romans 8:28}.
If Jesus can take a pregnant 17 year old and make all things work for her good, then I truly believe He can do the same for you.
Jesus is big enough to handle your disappointments and fears. He’s big enough to handle your finances and your family. He’s big enough to hold you in your broken-hearted moments. He is the comforter and creator of your soul, and He knows just what you need.

Jesus came for ALL {John 3:16} and that includes YOU! He is big enough to redeem every single one of us. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, who you’ve been, because The Father wants you today. Even with all of your broken pieces and baggage, He wants you. And that, my friends, is the best news.
So thank you, Katie, for letting me share today! I love how our God is a God who redeems even the most broken of souls, and I’m so grateful I could share how He’s redeemed my life."
Carrington is a precious woman of God with the sweetest little boy you ever did meet! Carrington is a CNA with a heart totally sold out for Jesus. Follow her blog here!

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