Chris has been gone for nine days today. I fearfully faced five of those days alone. The other four days were a blessing beyond belief. I have never been more certain that God interweaves the lives of people for a reason.
Eight years ago my sister married a great guy, Andy. On that day Tim and Barb were introduced. I remember being struck by how genuine they were, a rarity in today's world. Since that day Tim and Barb have become treasures I would never trade. They are Grandma and Grandpa to Elijah and John and regular family to Chris and I. We speak of them as though it is totally normal to be close with your brother-in-law's parents.
Barb came on Monday and blessed our week beyond belief. Because of her visit Elijah felt loved and adorded by his Grandma and he got to have some special time with mommy at the fountain park. Because of her visit John was lavished with hugs, kisses, snuggles, and the first bath he didn't scream through. Because of her visit I was able to stay sane by having adult conversation, I was able to get some extra sleep, and my love tank was filled with all her words of encouragement.
Barb is such an example of a godly mother, wife, and servant. I treasure getting to witness and hear and learn from her example. Thank you doesn't seem like enough for the impact she had on our week. So thank you a thousand times!