Hope is Rising

I took this picture because I was going to write a reflection on the kind of week I’ve had, based on the contents that I’ve been accumulating in my purse (rubber coated work gloves, bandaids, augmentin for dog bite injury, receipts for groceries, cleaning supplies and tools for our friends, medical tape, iron supplements, journal of thoughts on scrap paper, disaster area supplies list …) but the explanation of these items would sound like complaining. Perhaps discouraging.

And I was going to share about each of these photos

… something sad about my friend sorting through her drying photographs

…and why my husband is sleeping on a bare mattress

But the truth is, though it was a very difficult week, things are looking up around here. Energy levels are returning, the sun has been shining, smiles are back, there are blessings all around and plenty to be thankful about. The pain is not gone but there is a new level of joy coming. We’re going to be OK down here. 🙂

Thank you all for the prayers and encouraging words!

3 Responses to Hope is Rising

  1. Chris says:

    I still can’t believe all the photos/videos coming out of Nashville. Praying for your city.

  2. renata says:

    We love you guys! 😉 Come take a break here soon!

  3. SusanV says:

    Definitely thinking of you guys. I’m glad things are “getting better” at least in the way of hope. You’re entitled to complain a little. What you are living is awful and stressful and heartbreaking.

    I hope that soon you can look back on it and know how strong you are and what a good friend you’ve been in this tragedy. A beacon of hope in the muck.

    Keep your chin up. There are lots of people praying for you!

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