A glad heart
This is our precious unexpected gift 18 years later. Of course she likes the second picture best. I think the second is beautiful, but the first is especially beautiful to me. I love the joy in her face.
She has had a couple of difficult years. The years that should be a joy. She came down with mono her freshman year. She had a really severe case and was not able to continue school on a full time basis that year. Thankfully, she was able to keep her grades up and passed, with high grades I must add. But the mono which is an Epstein-Barr virus has turned into chronic-fatigue. She struggles with severe fatigue and migraines. She continues to keep her grades up, and has even been accepted to three colleges. I know God will use her struggles, but that does not make them any easier in the day to day living with them. Please keep her in your prayers.
Advent reading for Monday: Psalm 33:1-5, 20-22; Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Luke 1:39-45
Our souls wait for you LORD; you are our help and our shield. For our hearts are glad in you, because we trust in your holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Amen (Psalm 33:20-22)