wonder how things would have been….
wonder what they would look like today…
.wonder how different the family dynamics would have been.
Seeing this precious young man, this adopted son, play with my babies has meant so much to this old heart. It has made me realize that our family truly never will be complete until we reach Heaven and I can hold ALL of my children in my arms, all 13 that are waiting for me. I am quite sure that they are happy with the Lord, and it is just me who longs for a glimpse of their precious faces.
Having a child or children in Heaven gives you a new perspective on life as well. It teaches you how short life truly is. It shows you that only a few things matter, and most of those things are the opposite of what the world wants you to believe truly matters.
It is your moments of time with someone else, your relationships, your character in the hard times and good times. It is stopping to say hello to someone who needs to hear it,
or a warm hug to someone you know is hurting.
This week has been tough, being down as a mom of three busy girls, and so I am thankful for THREE things this week that have gotten me through,
physically and emotionally.
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I am SO thankful …that God has brought this son back into my life.
I wish I could post a picture of him,Â
but I wouldn’t do that without asking him.
Imagine a strong young man with a heart of gold, much as David must have had, and you will see him.
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The second thing I am thankful for this week is this man:
He has held down the fort and kept life going with the family, cooking, cleaning and limping through while I was barely able to get out of bed.
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And finally, for this precious woman:
MY mother……who has changed diapers, folded laundry, kept my oldest on track and loved my children while I was struggling to get some really needed rest.
I have so much to be thankful for, even in the midst of sorrow or pain.
What are you thankful for today?
Many Blessings to you and yours,