I am comforted by the prayers, blessings, songs, and Bible verses many of you have shared – and by your support and kindness toward our family.
Remember when we were studying The Whole-Brain Child and I wrote about the need to tell our story in order to make sense of it? Bear with me, because I need to make sense of this and I don’t know any other way than to pound it out on my computer.
I’m still processing and taking lots of deep breaths right now, but I want you to know that we survived Tuesday, through lots of tears and prayers, and that we made it home over snowy mountain passes that night. The drive felt long, and we allowed ourselves to sit in silence a lot, then one of us would talk a little until we got too choked up to say more, and we would rest quietly again.
We often listen to sermons as we travel, and somewhere along I90, Russ suggested we listen to John Piper’s talk from the 2010 Orphan Summit, What Does it Mean to Live by Faith in the Service of the Fatherless. We have listened to this countless times and are always encouraged. Tuesday was no exception.
I have so much I want to write, but this morning is devoted to preparing my talk for The Refresh Conference, Feb. 8 – 9 in the Seattle area. I cannot say enough good things about this conference and hope that many of you can make it. There is even a Kids Camp this year, so no need to find child care.
I’ll write more as soon as I can. For now, know that God is so good, we feel Him so near, and we know He is surrounding Dimples, and our family at home, with His love and grace.