Monday, February 7, 2011

Within us

“What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen." Ralph Walso Emerson

Dan gave me a simple necklace with the beginning of this quote as a gift this past weekend. It's perfect. As Dan presented it to me he explained no matter how hard life has been we have to know it could be much worse. We have to live in gratefulness. If there is one thing we have learned together it is to grab the sweet small notes that are writing our song in the dark.

What lies within us by God's grace is the strength to endure no matter what. There is the hope things really will get better and healing will finally come. There is the joy in celebrating simple things. There is the true rest that comes from a constant dependence on God's daily provision. There is the peace that passes all understanding as we continue this journey. There is the love we have for one another growing stronger and truer than ever through the storms.

These are the miracles happening. We are celebrating water into wine as we continue to learn Dayenu. He is more than enough.

(Thank you for continuing to pray for us. Today I will be taking Danica to an eye specialist. Because getting the wheelchair in and out of our house alone is an impossibility I will be carrying her the entire time. I am really hurting so please ask I would have specific strength for this outing. Next Tuesday I have a full day of presurgery tests and appointments at Cleveland Clinic and my surgery will be Friday.)

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