It’s felt a bit like Christmas, gift after gift, and joy to match. Two friends who faced cancer were healed. My foster niece will soon legally be my niece after years of waiting and uncertainty. Two of our children won a school supply raffle. Family stepped in to help with tutoring fees for another of our kids. A friend blessed me with a large bag of fabric to use. Another anonymously sent me a box of fabric as well (thank you, whoever you are! So sweet! You blessed my heart!). Another friend enabled me to attend an amusement park with my toddlers, while yet another had my kids over for the day. My son got to spend a weekend at a lovely lake house enjoying boat rides and all sorts of fun. My husband plugged away at our cottage we’re fixing up in the backyard which will be my soap studio and a sometimes airbnb to help with school fees. My mother-in-law helped me with running kids about, and took them on special outings one-on-one. A cousin’s wife gave me black raspberries and eggs from her chickens.
There are always hard things happening; our prayer list is ever-full and growing, but too there is joy and peace and encouragement in the midst of sorrows and trials.