The view outside my window is simply amazing. The sun is shining on the snow, which is sparkling like diamonds. It is around five degrees outside, but from inside, where the fire is cozy and warm, the view is spectacular.
It seems so appropriate that the sun just came out. We received two kind and thoughtful gifts today – both unexpected, generous, needed, and astoundingly appropriate for our current circumstances. I have never received gifts like these before, and I’m so blessed by them.
Sometimes, when things are tough, I fail. My thoughts take me to dark places, where it seems like God doesn’t hear me. I question things that I normally know to be true, and I wonder if I will always be pitiful, alone, full of emotions that I want to hide from. I feel isolated and inadequate, which only breeds more darkness and self-pity. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
Today I was reminded that God holds us in His hands, all the time. Nothing can replace the loss that we’ve had, but healing can be so beautiful and surprising.