I don’t often post short bits here, most often they show up on my One Thankful Mom Facebook page, but today I’ve felt sad all day long. Maybe it’s because yesterday’s post was hard – and maybe because I wonder if people think we’re crazy to have done things the way we did. I don’t know. I remind myself that it’s okay to be different – I’ve pretty much embraced that my entire adult life.
Claire’s puppy and I are spending lots of time outside wandering our property. Her needs don’t allow me to spend too much time in introspection, which I suppose is good. I’m also reading puppy books as quickly as I can and I’m becoming a big fan of the Monks of New Skete.
Neither Russ or I are sleeping well, which I know makes everything worse. On a more positive note, I’m being reasonably faithful to my PT regimen, which hurts, but is also making me stronger.
At this very moment, I’m listening to the recording of Sovereign Over Us from the memorial service. It’s my very, very favorite.
…Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good
You turn it for our good and for Your glory
Even in the valley, You are faithful
You’re working for our good
You’re working for our good and for Your glory
Your plans are still to prosper
You have not forgotten us
You’re with us in the fire and the flood
You’re faithful forever
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us
You can hear Isaiah and Annarose sing it on my One Thankful Mom Facebook page (look down the left side), or you can listen to Aaron Keyes in this lovely acoustic recording.
I hope your day is going well, friends. Annarose and Claire are home now and I can hear the piano. The boys will be home in an hour, then we’ll press into homework, play, dinner, Awana, and youth group.
It is well with my soul – it really is, but it still hurts my heart.
P.S. I just rediscovered the photo at the top of this post and I love it so much it makes my heart squeeze in my chest. Kalkidan looks so happy and notice how relaxed her hands are on Little Man’s shoulders. I need to hang it on my wall.
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