I’ve been waiting and praying for this day to share this post. She is home. Our family feels restored.
We are all changed and have grown so much in the last nine months. Nine months. That is what it takes to grow a child in pregnancy and go through childbirth – it sorta feels the same for me in that we gave our lovely daughter to a very special place for 9 long months, awaiting a sort of re-birth. During that time we’ve reflected inwardly and worked hard. Most of all – she has worked the hardest. Many times it wasn’t easy. And the work remains ongoing – but we are reunited as a FAMILY again…ready for this next path the Lord is leading us on as a family.
Thank you to all of you, who held us close, nurtured us all and supported us in this passage of time. Without your support and understanding we couldn’t have made it. You know who you are….we love you all very much! Family, church family, friends and professionals involved.
We continue to pray daily for strength and wisdom. Tough days will appear again, I know that but for today, we rejoice. We welcome your ongoing prayers and support. You can read all the books in the world, know the ideals – but you still have to put it all into practice and there are always things that come up we aren’t prepared for in parenting, especially teens.
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. ~ Samuel Ullman ~
5 days from today we have a Kindergartener, 8th grader, freshman and junior all hitting the school system. Phew – it will be a fun and busy year no doubt. I’m so grateful for the Lord in sending us our children – each one chosen for us. We are so blessed! Let the celebrating begin!
Luke 15: 22-24, 31-32
22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”