I love this season

I love this season
"For everything there is a season..." Eccl. 3:1

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Memorial Stones

Today I FINALLY had the chance to take my little buddy jogging...it was nice and overcast; such a blessing to get the baby out in early in the morning to run and talk to the Lord before the heat set in.  I was living an answer to prayer...jogging with my baby...on the streets where I'd so longed to have my arms filled again.

The roads in Orange Beach are a memorial stone place for me, for our family--a place to remember and reflect upon the goodness and faithfulness of our God during the grieving times.

I had an amazing moment today!  As Garrett headed to worship with the students, I delayed Caleb's bedtime for a bit...feeling drawn to Grand Pointe, the place we ran away to after Gabe's celebration of life on Dec. 25, 2008.   Then at Thanksgiving, Gabe's 1st birthday, we returned, after having recently beginning the adoption journey.  It was here where the Lord continued to lead us, speak to us, encourage us, mend us, and directed us.
Although Caleb was already asleep, I could not resist waking him as I saw a couple passing by that could capture this moment for us with my cell phone camera.  I briefly asked if they could snap a picture of me and my son.  I thanked them for their time as I explained that in 2008 we'd lost a son, and this was the very place where we came after his homegoing. Then I explained that the Lord had chosen to fill our arms two years later through the miracle of adoption with this precious child, Caleb.  And what a blessing it was to return to this spot with the gift of a precious life to our family from His arms to mine, for the very first time. 

"Great is thy faithfulness, morning by morning, new mercies I see...Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me." 
 What a moment, what a GOD!  Incredibly grateful today for His goodness! 

1 comment:

  1. What a special moment! Thanks for sharing your memories. I'll have to come see your post again sometime; I wasn't able to see the pictures today. So thankful for Caleb in your lives.