The past week has been one of the most upside down, inside out, perplexing times I have experienced this year. News from several fronts heralded:
"this is worse than you thought"
"she died on Tuesday morning"
"the opposite of what you've prayed for arrived"
"he died today"
"how much more can he take"
"energy to press forward diminishes moment by moment"
But then, rising from the depths of my spirit, in a crescendo that burst through my discouragement and sadness came the truth:
The Lord never leaves me; His mercy endures forever; He is good and He does good.
I settle my soul, giving thanks for a multitude of gifts:
#172 dear friend home from the hospital
#173 report of diminished leg pain after treatment
#174 extended visit from one so dear who lives so far away
#175 daisies on display
#176 walk and talk time with young friend
#177 being held
#178 sunshine and warmth day after day
#179 baking muffins for Ma
#180 the Cross- where the ultimate Gift gave all
#181 resurrection -it does come at the appointed time!