HOPE. This is the theme of my new chapter in 2017. My son making an immediate friend and adapting so quickly to this change is a gift from God and God only. Those who know my son, know that change is hard, and making friends is even harder. So, while this gift was for him, it was also for me to recognize the One who made it so, and remember His promise to provide and care. His grace in this was and is undeserved, and that is what makes it even sweeter. Matthew 6:26 reminds us of our worth.
Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?Hope and reliance on the Lord will be my foreground, background and everything in the middle. I choose to embrace the changes that are still on the horizon with grace and gratitude. This is not a New Year's resolution, This is not a goal. It is just life.