This is my favorite time of the year. Coffee, hot cider, homemade chicken noodle soup, candles, leaves, festivals, cool weather, disc golf, apple pie, and lots of other yummy food...
And today is one of those really really good days. The kind of day that makes me want to jump up and down and tell everyone in my life how much I love them. The kind of day that I am so thankful for my family and for my husband and for this baby and for our time with Aiden and for such great friends that provide such an amazing support system.
It's the kind of day that reminds me of how good God is that I just want to cry. I want to cry in pain, in joy, in love, in kindness, and in complete awe of my God!
I met a woman who also lost a child about a month ago. When I met her, God wasn't the first thing on her radar. She was so hurt and in pain and lost. (I was feeling the same way when I lost Aiden) But even through the hardship, I knew God was faithful. I knew He was looking out for me. I knew He loved me and cared for me and wanted to heal me.
My dear friend did not know these things.
We had such wonderful conversations where we could cry together, talk things out, and just spill everything on our minds.
Today I met her for breakfast and she is different. She's reading the Bible. She is talking about God. She knows that He loves her. She knows that God is drawing her.
Today she recognized God in her life for the first time!!!!
So many tears of joy streamed down my face as I left the restaurant just soaking up God's GREAT goodness! The miracle that God draws us and that we don't have a choice in it. All we have to do is respond to His calling.
Today my friend said she wants to respond. She wants to seek out God and His mystery. Oh what amazing love washed over me as I heard these sweet words from her today.
Today is a great, great day. It is the day that the Lord has made. And man is it good! :)