The boys and I took dinner to a sweet friend this week whose husband has recently been diagnosed with cancer. She amazed me with her strength and encouraged me so much without even trying to. She reminded me that even though they struggle, there are hard days, they get discouraged, she and her husband know they are in GOD's will. They don't want to be anywhere else no matter how difficult it is.
I couldn't help but think how this applies in my life, too. I hate that Reese is not with us. I would not have chosen this for our family. I get upset and confused. I feel isolated and lost.
BUT I know without a doubt that GOD's hand was in Reese's life. He has proven this to me countless times. He has never left my side. He has helped me and carried me every step of the way. He has given me a peace that can only come from Him.
I definitely do not want to be out of His will, so I will continue to trust Him. He is so good, and I love that I can say this and believe it. "How Deep the Father's Love for Us" is a beautiful song describing what Jesus did for us. I can listen to it over and over again. I'm so glad I know Him.
I don't have a little girl to dress up this Easter, but I do have two very handsome little guys who are perfect for Jason and me. They are our precious gifts on earth, and we cherish their sweet lives.
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of suffering who knew what sickness was...He carried our pains...He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities...and we are healed by His wounds.