"I have told you these things, so that you may have peace. In this world
you will have trouble. But take heart!!! I have overcome the world"
(photo circa november 2012)
When Sammy was a toddler we would read this book over and over again. Each page offered a different tactile experience. She loved it. She's always been our feeler. Whether it be physical touch or emotion, sister feels more intensely than most...she feels all the feels.
Lately we have all been feeling all the feels. With Grammy's passing, the holiday season and family stuff that is unchartered water for us, emotions have run deeper and stronger. Both tears and laughter are reaching new places in our souls. We have drawn closer to each other. Hugging and holding often.
The kids have each responded differently. Drake and I are praying diligently for wisdom and grace. Lots of questions, more tummy aches, heightened behavioral inclinations...God has been faithful to come along side us. Through Him we have felt increased love and patience for our children and each other.
The tree is up, gifts have been purchased, Silver Bells is playing. Christmas will be different this year, but we will be together supporting one another as we feel all the feels.