Joy and Respite

These last couple of weeks have been filled with joy, peace and an incredible respite from all things ALS. We have welcomed this season of change with open hands and open hearts. The drama and pain that filled each of us as we watched mom deal with the peg tube was challenging and sad. But, I believe there is "joy" that comes in the mourning. Joy that can't be explained. We are embracing it with everything we have. 

Mom has found a new energy! This past week we were graced with who we have always known and loved. We spent many days laughing, eating together (yes, mom has been eating- real food... it's amazing!) playing games, and shopping.... without the scooter! :)   

I believe that healing comes in all forms. I believe that God grabs a hold of you when you can no longer walk on your own and I believe that he gives you exactly what you need at exactly the right time. This week... we found healing. We still have a huge mountain to climb- but, the grace and rest he gave us this past week was healing in a whole different light. Emotionally we are resting. 

I recently discovered this song  by Jon Foreman and wanted to share. 

God is my shepherd
I wont be wanting 
I wont be wanting
He makes me rest 
In fields of green 
with quiet streams 
Even though I walk 
Through the valley 
of death and dying 
I will not fear 
'Cause you are with me 
You are with me 

Your shepherd Staff 
Comforts me 
You are my feast 
In the presence of enemy 
Surely goodness 
Follow me 
Follow me 
In the house of God, forever


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