It is of no benefit for me to put on a facade that I have it all together. I think I’ve always known that from the begining but it was made very clear to me today after last night’s apprehensive post. I might be putting myself in a vulnerable position by publicly expressing my doubts and fears, but by doing so, beautiful things have happened. Prayers have most certainly gone up on behalf of Nora and myself and because of that, it was a much better day. So many of you wrote to me with such comforting words either in the comments, by Facebook or e-mail. Your words got me off on the right foot this morning and have continued to sustain me throughout the day.
Although it might seem like my family is amidst our own personal trial, I clearly see it’s not just OURS. I’ve shared Nora through this blog before we even knew who she was, gathering quite a following! Based on the 3000 average hits that my blog gets every day, and all of the blessed comments – it is very clear that Nora has captured the hearts of many more people than just her family’s. Yes, we are definitely on a roller coaster ride here. Lots of big hills, loops and turns. I was reminded in a comment today to turn around and look at all the people in the cars behind us. Wow, is that a cool image!! Thank you so very much for getting on this ride with us, for laughing with us and crying with us. I’m not sure where this ride is taking us, but I can’t help but think it will be someplace awesome. God is right there in that first car with His arms up, ready and aware of each approaching twist and turn. Stay focused on Him and He’ll show us the way.
Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
(Luke 3:5 NIV)