As you know, I am freshly home from the birth of our 'miracle' #7 grandbaby... Gracie.
Miracle on so many levels. A book full of chapters could be written on how she arrived at this time and into this family, but the bottom line is... she was sent from God.
All babies are.
This one just came by way of a particularly miraculous journey in her arrival.
At the same time Gracie was coming into the world, a friend I have known for many years was leaving the world, and meeting Jesus face to face.
The cycle of life as God has ordained it, is very clear in my heart this week. As some are beginning life, others are ending life... all of it known and ordered by God.
The days will thread their way into one another, and the weeks and months will resume normalcy again, but for THIS week, in the heart of THIS mom and mimi, the journey of life has been crystal clear.
The Lord gives and the Lord takes away... BLESSED be the name of the Lord!
He holds all of life and death in His hands, and we are safe.