Another weekend and another too-much-to-take service for a sweet heart friend. We rushed home from a jail break weekend in the St. George sun (such fun, will post pics later) to make sure we made it to a niece's birthday party and sweet Avery Ann's viewing tonight.
I met Avery's mother, Leah, through a mutual friend after she learned her growing baby had a heart condition similar to McKay's. I've done my best to offer random insights and advice over the past few months as she diligently prepared for the arrival of her fourth child, and first little girl, Avery.
If ever there was a mother who was ready for a baby it was Leah. She had researched, she had arranged, she had planned and scheduled and made ready all that could be for sweet Avery. Unfortunately, it was not to be. In a whirlwind of decisions, emotions and her mother's initiation into all things pink, Miss Avery was in too much of a hurry to return to God for any one's liking. Matt says I need to stop making friends. I think he's right. The bidding is now closed folks...as if matters of the heart are ever that easy. This heart mom thing may not be the sorority of my choosing, but it's mine all the same. And I'm honored by the company.
If I'm looking for a lesson in this last week it's this: I don't think we are meant to understand all that goes on in this life. I think the trick is in being willing to accept it. Not to accept it will malice or reservations, but accept it with full faith that all will be made right in Christ. If we accept we heal. If we heal then we find peace. And in peace comes understanding. That's my circle of truth this week--take it for what it is. A virtuous cycle. A merry-go-round. It's all a matter of perspective. Today, I am thankful for the 30,000-foot view the Lord is granting me. Life is beautiful and precious and simple from up here--just a bit too crowded with angels these days...