|Notice the hand-holding! This is my newest solution to fighting over Legos! :)|
even if he had broken his neck instead of his collar bone.
even if the doctor walked into the room and said the word I dreaded, cancer.
even if she needed more than just mouth surgery.
even if his kidney failed.
even if we spent months in a hospital room instead of just a few hours.
I was reminded these past few weeks, that it doesn't matter how that sentence ends, our Father is good and sovereign and perfectly faithful, and I can trust Him!
Still, when God saw the trouble they were in and heard their cries for help, He remembered His covenant with them, and, immense with love, took them by the hand.
He poured out His mercy on them...
For the record, Barrett's collar bone is healing well. He's back to his usual spunkiness, chasing after his three big brothers! Will doesn't have cancer. His test results came back fine, and we were so very relieved. (I can't imagine this crazy adventure with anyone but him!) Sophi had a quick and easy recovery from her mouth surgery. After 7 extractions, 5 crowns, 5 fillings, and a few root canals, for the first time in a very long time, she's not in pain. She's able to chew better and faster, and although we still need to make more progress in this area, she's doing so much better with her eating. My dad's kidney is fine after dealing with an extremely large kidney stone for the past few weeks. He has one more procedure this week, but, hopefully, he will be back on his feet soon. Thankfully, we are all healthy again and this is mercy!
This little girl's smile does my heart good, too! How can I not be grateful for this littlest blessing???
And, finally, we reached another important milestone this week...
It's hard to believe it's been 6 month since we walked out the doors of that orphanage for the very last time. I'll never forget that day. I'll never forget the look on her face, those big brown eyes taking in a world that she had never seen. It's been a challenging 6 months, probably the hardest of my life, but as I reflect on the road we have travelled, I see His mercies everywhere. I can't wait to see what the next 6 months bring!
All sunshine and sovereign is God,
generous in gifts and glory...