Last Saturday we hit the two year mark for "Gotcha Day" with Skyler. I can not express the blessings and valleys that we have been through and are still going through. It has been an amazing journey to watch this little guy open up his heart. To see him wonder, learn, explore, be silly, mix up his words and watch him grow up. We are excited to see more of his personality and what is in store for this little fella and our family.
I can see God working in our lives and I am peaceful in our current storm (mostly...there were a few bad days). Peaceful only by God's gift. We continue to cling to Him and follow His lead for our lives. Sometimes bad things happen and life here on earth is not just or fair. We all have things going on whether it is the dryer not working for a month, the car needing to be fixed, death in the family, unplanned trips that need to be taken, years of sickness, a loved one that needs help, but won't ask, pets that need surgery, people who don't do their job and then blame you...the list goes on and on. We are all bombarded with trials or storms in our life. One key I have found is to keep focused to not let the trial over take you (I know.....easier said than done).
God is the only constant. He helps keep us calm and collected when the storm is rageing upon us. But, we do have to do our part. Be or get prepared in the good times, Focus on Him, His word and what you know is true....not how you feel. I have personally been working on this for awhile now. Trying to not ignore my feelings or sickness, but not let them rule my day has been a struggle. Our life here on earth is just a short temporary time, compaired to eternity. Whatever my storm or trial may be, is nothing when I see what others have or are going through.
I think about our little guy and my heart breaks for him and what he has already had to endure. I hate that he and other children have to go through this process. And I cannot save them all, I cannot mend his heart or mind. I know that God can fully restore him, I know God has a plan, I know God is alive, real and He cares for us.
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
Psalm 116:1-2 ~ "I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live."