There are just 2 things I will say…
1. Age appropriate.
When you bring a 15 year old who has lived without parents, boundaries and love for 15 years–you should expect the behavior of a little/big one who has lived without this for 15 years.
2. Momma said there’d be days like this…so–stuff your face with chocolate.
I am up after midnight…stuffing my face–with a really big piece of chocolate cake. It’s been earned today. And I don’t care if I sick in a minute…it is melt in your mouth DELISH–and in between typing…I’m stuffing my face–oh my…it is SO good. (Alpine Bakery’s flour less chocolate cake–oh my heavens…you are so wrong–but you are so, so right.)
I will just say–I have felt the Lord’s goodness and presence today…and for that I am so thankful. I truly sense the Holy Spirit’s presence today in a real way–and I am so humbled that He would remind me in worship that He is with me. The Lord provided a respite family that was needed in a last minute miraculous way today–and I am so thankful. The timing was absolutely perfect. We had Bible study planned for our house so we got to spend time with our core Bible study group—much needed rest and it was good. AND sweet T got to go be with two girls her age for the afternoon with another family connected to New Horizons. It was just what she needed too–and I’m just amazed at how the Lord provided today!
I’m learning so much right now…so much. Things are not always going to be the way we want them to. Things aren’t always going to be easy. His plans might look quite different than what we imagined, hoped or expected. This life is not about me or my plans–or what I imagine, hope or expect. Love no matter what. If a child hasn’t been given an abundance of love, they may not know they even need it or want it–give it to them anyway…over and over and over.
I wish I could share more about our day–but tomorrow is a new one…and I’m going to look ahead instead. And I need to finish this piece of cake. I’m so not kidding. And then–I need to crash…because tomorrow is a new day–and it’s going to be a good one!