I took my last vacation day of the year today and it was wonderful to have a long weekend. Saturday and Sunday were filled with visiting family and friends and decorating the house. Today we planned on finishing up some errands for Christmas.
Himself suggested that before we hit the stores we stop in at church for adoration. It was a good, no, great, idea. If you know me, sitting still and quiet is not something I am particularly good at. Never have been, probably never will be.
Given the horrific events of Friday morning in Connecticut, it was much needed to just be and sit in the presence of our Lord.
While I prayed for you and your future children, another thought came to me. Perhaps in His plan, IF has been a gift God has given some of us. We will never know the heartbreak of losing a child in such a unimaginable manner. We won’t wonder just how terrified they were at that moment.
What if we are not capable of enduring such devastating pain?
What if the denial of something we want so much, children to call our own, is actually a gift?
Just a thought.