Rebecca and Allan are the kind of people you feel lucky to get to know. They are thoughtful and they are genuine in their care for others. This family has welcomed me in and trusted me with the care of their son. And he is one of the most precious children I have had the pleasure of keeping. He loves to read books and go for long walks. He never cries when it’s nap time. And if his answer to your question is ‘yes’, he giggles to let you know. His giggle gets me every time.
Eight years ago, Katie and I became acquaintances. Then over time, we became friends and prayer partners and travel buddies. Katie is creative and thoughtful and intentional with her words. And somewhere along the way, her friendship has become one of my most treasured relationships.
Katie is having a baby. And if I’m honest, it’s bittersweet for me. Sweet because she’s getting to become a mama and she’s going to be great at it. But hard because now I’m the one left still hoping for a pregnancy.
It’s the time of year when we celebrate the things we’re grateful for. I’m grateful for Katie. Grateful for her love for Jesus and the way she reminds me of His love for me. Grateful for the tears she let me cry when she told me she was pregnant. Grateful for the joy she brings to me and to so many others. It was an honor to get to host a shower for my dear friend.
There’s a warm glow that settles in at the end of a fall day. And on top of a mountain, the autumn leaves are radiant in the afternoon light. It was the most beautiful of days with a sweet family, and I know for certain that there is nowhere these grandparents would rather be than in this place with their grandson.
“We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson