In an effort to keep my hands busy while my heart hurts, the boys had a contest to see who could pee the furthest in their room while I thought they were napping. I went up to check on them and caught the contest in action. They were genuinely confused as to why this was a problem.
And, you know what? I’m grateful for ridiculousness like this today.
I’m thankful for a full house to keep my mind occupied. I’m thankful for these boys that need me. I’m thankful for “monster hugs” to make me smile. I’m thankful for laughter and even the fighting and arguments over toys. I’m thankful for dishes in the sink. I’m thankful for sunshine breaking through the clouds. I’m thankful for toy firemen squished between the couch cushions.
While all of this happens here in my home, a half a world away, a piece of my heart is being cared for by people I’ve never met. I’m trusting them to treat and watch over our girl. I know God is there with her and I’m thankful.
I’m thankful that this morning’s devotional contained these beautiful words…
“I am taking care of you. Trust Me at all times. Trust Me in all circumstances. Trust Me with all your heart. When you are weary and everything seems to be going wrong, you can still utter these four words, “I trust You, Jesus.”
I trust You, Jesus. I trust you to take care of S. I trust you in the hard and in the hurt. I trust you to hold her hand and to cover her with your Spirit. I trust you to move mountains in order to bring her home.
I trust you, Jesus.