This past week didn’t start out at all like I expected. On Monday morning, we received a phone call about our adoption and our hopes for bringing home this little girl fell apart. It was a difficult week…a week filled with grief and unknown.
It’s also been a week washed over with glimpses of grace…
Here are a few that come to mind.
Family – My brother and his family were in town. Shortly after I got the phone call, I headed out to my parents’ house and spent the day with my entire family.
Lunch with sister – My mom and dad watched the kids so my sister and I could go to lunch, just the two of us. What a gift!
Not Alone – Later in the week, Jack and I headed to Pizza Hut for lunch. Emily, one of the waitresses and reader of Give Me Neither, expressed heart-felt words of comfort and took care of my lunch bill. It brought me to tears as I walked to my car. Thank you!
Listening Ears – An evening out with 2 friends who listened and joined me in my sorrow.
Prayer – My blogger friend Andrea wrote “I prayed as I walked this am. I fervently believe God has a plan in this. I know you have a daughter waiting for you. I just wish you didn’t have the pain of waiting.”
Random Act of Kindness – The lady ahead of me at Walmart let me go in front of her in the checkout line. And she had no idea what was going on in my life.
Celebrating My Best Friend – Matt and I celebrated our 11th year anniversary. Mom and Dad (Matt’s) watched the boys for the night.
Kaden – Expressing how much he missed me while he was gone for less than 24 hours – love him!
Trust– A sense of peace, deep in my bones – Jesus is trust-worthy.
My prayer for you is that you see the glimpses of grace all around you…