God doesn't send replacements, but He does send reinforcements:)
Aren't those wonderful words? So much depth there.
My sweet friend Jennie had noticed I was really struggling this week with missing Madeline. She has been messaging me and sending me such comfort through her words of wisdom and experience all week long.
This quote was just many of the wonderful things she shared with me and I'm so grateful.
I wish I could just re-type everything she wrote me, she is a beautiful writer, but I do want to share something she wrote...
"These tears, sweet friend, will heal your heart. When you run to Him, he will heal. Take note of your tears, for God does. Notice when you weep to Him you become victorious. You may see this day as a failure, but it is, indeed, a victory."
Yesterday was a victory?
Yesterday was a victory.
The word victory, (to me) used to be a word I spelled out during cheers, while cheering for my local Football team back in high school. Back then, the big victory was to win the game. Plain and simple.
Now, for me, the victory is to get through my new life. And guess what? I'm getting the victory!
I guess in the moment, I didn't see it that way, but it was. I got through another day. I am another day stronger. I am another day wiser. I have won another battle between my broken heart and living life!
Let me be honest, I cry a lot. I cry over Maddie Grace. But, not one of my tears have gone unnoticed, God saw them all. He has counted them all. He knows my thoughts before I think them. He knows my heart.
If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you know it is in my weakest moments that God always shows up. Through my Bible, through someone, through something... He shows up to comfort me.
This week, He has shown up through others who have taken the time to pour comfort and care into me.
I love these verses...
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort: Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
I felt yesterday, very comforted. Comforted by friends and family. Comforted by those who have "been there." And even those who haven't.
As I read the words of a sweet friend that I have met and gotten to know through Madeline's little life, I was comforted. I was encouraged. I was getting the victory of being down.
Then this morning, I woke up ready to take on the day. I was happy. I was smiling. It was a good day.
I went on to read some AMAZING comments on my blog from such sweet, wonderful, comforting people. Along with numerous wonderful inboxes on facebook. Every word that was written has helped me to day. Every word that was written, has given me strength to push forward again.
I am so thankful that so many, go so out of there way to help me and comfort me. I just hope when faced with a situation like this, I can repay the favor in sharing helpful and comforting words as well. I am blessed.
Today is a good day! Today, I have gotten the victory, again.
One last thing. Last night, my husband brought home the sweetest thing that his Mom had found for me. When I called to thank her today, she told me they had been at the Christian bookstore and were leaving when she saw it in the window. She said she knew she just HAD to get it for me. I'm glad she did. =)
Here's a pic of the blessing she sent my way.
Today I'm full of hope as I have gotten another victory on this road of life.