The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end,
they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.
God’s word is true. His promises stand firm, and He has given us more mercy than we deserve. Today was dripping in grace, and I am thankful for a reprieve. It was the first day I did not cry through out the day, and feel burdened beyond what I could bear. So what did we do? Great question. We did weird stuff. Chad painted our fence. Because it was two shades off and he is a stud like that. We fed the kids 2 breakfasts, smores, and then lunch and headed to the cemetery to spend some time together as a family. I know it sounds morbid, but it brings us peace to spend time together there. People probably think we are bizarr-o. The boys played
overthrow and fetch catch, Halle yanked all the pinwheels off the other babies graves. (soooorrrrrry). I got really irritated that people would pay to bury their child then never order a plaque for their child. It is almost like their baby is forgotten. It made me sad. I then strolled through the entire infant/ child section of the cemetery and realized there are people who have lost far more life than us. One family lost 3 babies in 3 days. One family lost 2 children in 2 years, never made it past a month old. I could go on. I won’t. It just brought me this unexplainable comfort to know there are other moms and dads out there who know this kind of pain.
After tearing up the memorial park, we hit up the home depot and made the boys day by spending 5 minutes in the toilet aisle. In case you don’t know us too well, our kids are a different breed. Some like chuck e cheese, ours like toilets. We are talking fascination. Then super Dad took the boys out for some ball and mama took a nap. I am writing this play by play to share with all you prayer warriors that God is hearing you and chose to say YES today. Thank you so much for loving on us and taking the time pray for us. Today was a sweet gift because of all your sweet prayer, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
So grateful to hear about this good day. Praying for more good days, and for strength for the not-so-good ones.