A couple of links that are too good not to share…
This post from ‘the Nester’.
She basically went into my head and wrote my thoughts down on her blog. I’m not entirely sure how she managed this but she did it. Practically word for word. This is where we are with this crazy farmhouse renovation and staring imperfection in the face all day, every day. Yet, we are choosing to embrace the beauty and the joy. We are inviting friends over to hunt down the beauty alongside us.
“I have never had to stare imperfection in my home in the face more than I am right now in this mess of a fixer upper that we bought. Apparently, I’m not done learning to live with the imperfect, the undone, the slow change.
What does being okay with our imperfect, beautiful, potential filled mess look like in real life?
For me, it looks like inviting people into the midst of the mess.“
My heart found rest in her words. Particularly as I try to make sense of why we are still separated from our daughter.
The thing is, I believe God turns everything for good. I trust that He is sovereign. I trust that His timing is perfect. Yet, I also know that we live in a fallen, broken world. And, I know that my Jesus is weeping with us. He will take this pain and redeem all that has been lost. Even still, He did not orchestrate or author this pain. In His perfect plan, she would never have been made an orphan in the first place.
“Be assured that God is grieving today. God is weeping too.
…That changes everything.”
Happy weekend, friends!