I can hardly believe that today is Thanksgiving. This year has literally flown by in a whirlwind, and many times I've wished I could slow down time.
As I look back over this year, I see so many things to be thankful for; things that go beyond the everyday blessings that God graciously gives.
I see a year that has been very different than the one before; one that has been on a path of healing rather than one laced with sorrow.
So much happened last year, so many tears and so much loss; a relationship severed and hearts left broken and crushed.
It was a year filled with so many levels of crisis that I began to wonder if our lives would ever be normal again.
And yet, here we are, a whole year later, and life has taken on a very different–yet calm and comfortable–type of norm.
Though there's still sadness over the loss of a child who has chosen to leave, there's also a peace that now flows through our home; an unspoken sensitivity and protectiveness that fills our hearts and shows in our day to day lives.
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! ~ Psalm 118:1