This has been an exhausting week for our family. We’ve gone through a lot of emotions from a variety of reasons. From amazing news to a fun and refreshing road trip to worrisome feelings and then hope. From an intense conversation as we are in the midst of a friendship falling away to heartbreaking news…. It’s all been packed into the last week and I feel so tired.
I curled up with Bea last night and whispered into her sleeping hair. Snuggling with her reminded me that in the midst of the roller coaster, God is doing the same with me. I need to stop, to breathe, to listen to the whispers of hope and redemption in this stressful time. To rest in peace that passes understanding. To stop trying to understand at all and to just listen to the whispers of hope.
I need to remember in the midst of disappointment and tears that this week had its amazing moments, as well. Moments of showing Bea our favorite places and spending time as a family. Moments of laughter and hugs and processing. On our road trip, I remembered the refreshment of nature, of the wild beauty of where we live, and of my awe at all the gifts I have.
Linked up with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday, a time to write without editing.