Beautiful Things

Hi friends, it has been a harrowing week for my extended family. I don’t feel like it’s my story to tell and I definitely don’t think it’s the right time to tell the story but it’s been really emotionally draining for a number of us. I know I like my sleep more than many people, but I truly cannot remember the last time I was this tired. Also, I started a new job (more on that later)!

I really wanted to post a link to this blog post I like about catastrophe. The root of the word has something to do with stars exploding and the blog post is really beautiful. It’s about finding the beauty in the pain and how catastrophes have a way of putting things into perspective and all kinds of insightful things that I don’t have the eloquence for. I can’t find it though, which I suppose shouldn’t be surprising based on the week I’ve had.

So here are my un-eloquent thoughts on the past week: It has been rough, and moderately painful, emotionally draining, and scary at times. Life really threw us a curveball. But I am more sure now than I have ever been that God is good. He has blessed me with the opportunity to step into a confusing situation and love on my family. He has equipped me to face things I never imagined I would face. And in the midst of it all he has given me a hope greater than I’ve ever imagined.

He makes beautiful things out of the dust. Each one of us is a terribly broken, empty, shell of what we were made to be. He redeems all of that. He is capable of great things. And I know that He is using this experience to make something beautiful and new for our family. I’m posting this more for myself than anyone else, because the truth is there is a long journey ahead of us, and there will be setbacks. When we have those days I want to be able to come here and remember that I serve a mighty and great God. And that all things work together for the good of those who love Him.