Today she's coming home!!! The one I placed in the carseat and watched pull away 2 months ago is coming home! There will be "technicalities", paperwork and struggles to understand again I am certain, but tonight, tonight will be a celebration! I can hardly wait! To see her sweet face, to kiss her and hug her, to watch the children surround and smoother her with their love, to feel the peace of knowing where she will sleep tonight...in her bed...in her room...in her home. Her name fills the air again as the excitement rises and the anticipation grows while we prepare for her. She will travel with us, so everyone is a buzz helping to gather and pack her things. And, if it weren't enough of a blessing to have her come back, and to get to take her on vacation with us, we will get to celebrate her birthday with her this coming week! Very cool!
I love the mystery that is God! His ways are completely unpredictable and perfect. And no matter what lies ahead, I trust He is at work. If we had tried to script this scenario it would have sounded well, ridiculous and certainly impossible. But, our God is "able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us". (Ephesians 3:20) I will trust Him. The God of limitless resources who knows all that is to come and is allowing me to be a part. Wow. How can I do anything but celebrate?
Her time away has been many things, but a learning experience like no other. For now, I understand that which I did not before. Regardless of where she is, she is a part of this family and will forever be!
With a Heart FULL of Gratitude,