A crazy (in the truest sense of the word) set of circumstances this evening left me feeling a spectrum of emotions. I was desperately sad, angry, bewildered, and incredulous all at once. I'm not going to share the events behind all of that, because it's not my story to tell.
What I will share are some pictures of my girls enjoying some Valentine's Day candy on the driveway this afternoon (before crazy came to town). At the bottom of that emotional rainbow for me tonight was and is love. Love most magnified tonight for my girls and for Jeff. And gratefulness for our Life and for God's Grace. I am somewhat hesitant as I type those things, because I don't mean that I am better than anyone else or above having crazy circumstances create turmoil in my own life. Those things couldn't' be further from the truth. The Truth is that I am not above any of the mire that so many in my world face each day, I'm just thankful that I have One who has asked me to allow Him to carry my burdens. Matthew 11:28-30.
These girls are cherished. I pray that God gives me the Grace to never let them forget that fact.