My heart is so heavy and I was in a total slump this afternoon/evening...
And I am exhausted.
I have met too many Hope Moms who are struggling, as they have lost their babies recently. I almost dread reading my email some days, because I know there are so many hurting families. But I am beyond thankful for the priceless support I have received from other moms on this journey. It just makes my heart break for them. Unless you know what it feels like to drive back from the hospital with an empty car seat, and miss your child more than anything, every day, even nearly 5 months later, it's impossible to understand. I know these families are feeling this.
Between training in Abilene and bunco this evening, I drove by the cemetery. I don't know why I chose to go there today, but I just felt like I needed a couple "calm" minutes to pray and think. Plus, I hadn't been there in a while. This is what I saw when I walked up:
I am given reasons to smile...
We found out that the first four wells are completely finished and providing communities clean water already! Dr. Patrick had sent us photos of them, which we were super excited to see in our inboxes, but there was an issue with the program he uploaded them with going through to our emails. :( We are hoping dropbox.com will work from Uganda, and that we will have pictures by TOMORROW!! Can you believe it?! Five weeks and now we have photos! Of course, receiving photos is nothing compared to the thought of the thousands of people right now, drinking water that will help heal them. As I type, I pray they will come to the Healer through this.
As soon as they arrive, I will post a big blog with ALL of them! Thank you patient friends!!
I've been anxiously awaiting this day since we were shocked and humbled to learn of well #1 being funded. To date, we have 12 wells completely funded, with the 13th very close to being funded.
When God is for us, nothing can be against us.
Even on the toughest days, I realize my blessings far outweigh my problems.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-40