How are we doing? We are doing well. Strangely well. Many people have approached us with this question, and are usually surprised by our answer.
We had a really bad day. That was about all it was. Our hearts were broken for about a day. Some of our healing has come from a switch in the way we look at our situation. We choose not to be upset, but emotion just about always overpowers logic.
It's not that we are doing well because we didn't love that little girl. We did. There is only really one explanation as to why we are doing so well. That reason may be obvious to many that read this blog. There are some, however, that don't know my God. He is the only reason that I can smile, joke and laugh. He has granted us peace that transcends all understanding, just as He promised he would.
Philippians 4:6-7 says "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of god, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." NIV
Paul wrote that after spending 2 years in a Roman prison. I think his troubles were at least as great as mine. He not only had peace, he spoke to others about how great it was.
In my last blog I wrote about the support all of our friends have given us. I don't want to diminish that love and support in anyway. However, I said that we could not have made it through without you, and that is wrong. No matter what our personal situation, we have a friend in Jesus. We have a friend that will never let us down. We have a friend that can carry your burden no matter how great.
This peace that Leah and I have is miraculous, but it is probably the least of my God's promises. If you don't know Him and want to, I would love to introduce you to my Best Friend. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org