thursday is homecoming, like, as in this upcoming week - and we are turning inside out!
the best part
about the news was the interaction i had with my sweet first-born.
because she and i are the ones directly living with ken i guess we shared
something throughout all of this that was unique to only the two of us.
so that made the celebration with her all the sweeter.
i was on the
phone with ken and then he shared the news with the girls himself.
she was shocked and overjoyed at the same time. "the sad is over!" she breathed.
a mix of relief
and disbelief flooding her face at the same time. we all prayed
together over the phone, thanking the Giver of this gift. she goes first, with both a joy & sincerity i don't think i could describe, it's her heart all unloading: "oh, dear jesus, thank you. thank you thank you thank you. you've made daddy better, and i just thank you so much. amen."
...we're in the driveway now.
not yet out of our seatbelts. i turn around to her. "can you believe
it?" "no" she sighs, hands over her mouth. i'm out of the car.
unbuckle her happy heart. i hold her for only the few seconds she'll allow. it's
all she can take before wanting to skip off. she is lighter that
moment, more free.
she tends to the barbie jeep for a moment, i take out bags of groceries,
return for more, but before i can be distracted by the temporary, i
catch a glimpse of the eternal.
there she is. on the driveway, on her
knees, hands folded head bowed. i sit down next to her. wait until
she looks at me. "can I pray with you?" i ask as if she needs my help to talk to her Father.
nope, i'm all done!
and off she went. that portion of our asphalt driveway will never look the same again.
you've prayed us to this point - thank you for fighting with us. we're so grateful.