Hey everybody! What a week it’s been for us!
Every once in a while in life a whirlwind of circumstances and trials comes crashing in with destructive forces that leaves one struggling to breathe and unsure of how to face the future. Such has been the case for Lindsey and me this week. The details are many and the tragedy is complex, but Lindsey and I covet your prayers for us. As many of you who have faced great tragedy and loss already know: returning to “normal” life is a great challenge as it seems so strange that the world can go on so easily around us, and every moment can seem like the most terrible struggle.
I ,myself, have spent the last 2 days wandering around our house, trying to lose myself in books, but I find whole pages read without taking in a word. Today I decided I would write a little, and it’s taken me forever to get anything out! My peace (the choice, but not the feeling yet) lies in the fact that God is still Lord over all, even in loss, pain, fear, and tragedy. It is by His grace that we continue to move and breathe!
Many things have happened this week that Lindsey and I didn’t expect. It is with much prayer that we are working toward getting some semblance of normalcy back for us as this new year begins.
Because circumstances robbed us of a true new year celebration and the chance to reflect on 2012 while looking forward to 2013, Linds and I have decided to try again this week! Look for “end of the year” reflections from both of us and a special Sunday in pictures highlighting the epic moments of our 2012 story. Though we walk through trial, we are not forsaken by the Lord, and we both dearly wish to spend some time focusing on the good that happened in 2012 and the hope we have for the coming year!
We hope that all of your New Year’s celebrations were rich and joyful and that you are entering 2013 with purpose!