All Shall be Well

This is the kind of day when life feels too hard.  Thankfully, I slept well last night and woke up at my friends’ house to find coffee already made, a quite corner on a sofa, and a warm blanket to wrap up in.  I opened my Bible to the marker near the end of Hebrews – good words on faith.  

We had two appointments yesterday, both went well, and both were emotionally difficult.  It’s not one or the other; sometimes the good and the hard go hand in hand.   By 4:00 I wanted to crawl into pajamas and sleep, but that wasn’t possible.  I called Russ and stood outside in the sunshine telling him about our day. He shared the weight I was under and  reminded me that God has seen us through so much – we’ll get through this tough stretch too.

Today brings one more appointment and then a visit with my parents and sisters.   Saturday I’ll pick Isaiah up and have him with us until Sunday when the girls and I head home.  We haven’t seen Isaiah since Labor Day weekend, which feels like ages ago.

In the meantime, Russ is taking Sunshine, Eby, and Little Man camping with friends.  Sunshine asked for a camping birthday party, and with a late December birthday, we decided to squeeze it in as soon as possible.  It’s already quite cold in the mornings.  Rather than attempt a party, her friend, Happy is joining her, along with Happy’s dad and younger siblings.  It should be a special time for all of them.

I read this on Facebook this morning, “The God who created the universe is moved by the sound of your voice. He delivers you because He delights in you.”

I need to believe that this morning – I need to breathe it in.  I need deep comfort in my heart, peace in my body (which is feeling the stress), and wisdom that can only come for the Father of all, who knows us and loves us.

“…All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”

Lisa

 

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

8 Comments

  1. Paula Miles Spears
    October 5, 2012

    Tom and I were thinking about you today and wondering how things were going. Hang in there.

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  2. Hannah Tucker
    October 5, 2012

    I needed to hear that this morning, too. Thank you.

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  3. Donna
    October 5, 2012

    Praying with you friend! Knowing God has a plan for this journey is all that can sometimes keep me looking forward. Enjoy your time with your son!

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  4. Sue B.
    October 5, 2012

    Lisa, I am praying for you my friend! Your quote reminded me of this sweet verse:

    "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

    Amen!

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  5. kristine
    October 6, 2012

    Saying a prayer for you. Hoping today brings you strength, peace and moments of joy.

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  6. Julie
    October 6, 2012

    I so know the good and hard at the same time. Working on feeling peace no matter what it is. Trying this ' "All is well! You are loved". From God. May your sleep be restful and your quiet moments with the Lord be restorative.

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  7. Emily
    October 6, 2012

    I love you sweet friend.

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  8. Cindy
    October 7, 2012

    Lisa, God is going to heal the broken spirit, the Holy Spirit will led you to complete truth. I pray for your body to be refreshed and your spirit strengthened. Love You Cindy

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