Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I am simply in awe at the outpouring of prayer and encouragement that has flowed my way in just 24 hours.
Most amazing to me is the fact that God never fails to stir reaction in the hearts of others when I need to hear from Him most of all. Scripture, hugs of both the flesh and cyber varieties, and notes of sympathy have fallen on my heart with the cadence they would assume if I was hearing from my Father Himself.
This is the beauty of community in Christ, is it not?
So thank you to everyone who has commented, written and called. You have made a terrible blow that much less crippling.
I also wanted to pass along a comment made by our social worker:
"Work in the stock room at Lowe's if you have to, but whatever you do, don't be unemployed."
This was what she had to say after reading the newspaper story published this a.m. regarding my husband's position being cut. Yes, folks, there's nothing that makes a man stand quite as tall as having a newspaper story publicize the fact that you'll be unemployed come the new year.
We will be heeding her advice, by the way. No one is prying these babies from my arms that easily.