07 December 2014

a view through the fog.


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early this morning, for early is always morning'o'clock for me no matter how late i lay my head on the pillow the night before. this morning, early was 4:40am. outside with the pooch for her necessary task, i saw beauty in the fog so i grabbed my camera and snapped a pic. and it struck me, that through the fog of this terrible thing that happened to our family, a certain beauty remains. beauty in the pain, in the One who holds us up, in the way He orchestrates me finding more families traumatized and shattered by that program too many daughters entered and continue to walk through its doors. 

it happened yesterday. i found a set of parents whose daughter went through the same program, alleged identical atrocities, rejected and blocked them from her life, then (in her 20's) went on to be adopted by a new couple. too deep and terrible to understand. such devastated hearts. the hubs and i met with them last night. late into the night there was non-stop sharing of hearts and experiences which are too similarly sinister to ignore.

and yet? there is joy .. for He has set our feet high on the treacherous places and is using us to come alongside others who are walking this terrible path. joy set before us. He is our joy. 


the hubs and i are emotionally exhausted..
i'm sure the other set of parents are as well.
that's to be expected. also to be expected
is sensing whispers of strength from
the One who is our joy.
Joy set before us.

love,
"jAne"

p.s. i realize this subject matter is difficult to absorb, much less consider commenting. i get that. if you'd rather, please simply comment that you're praying. it'd be so encouraging to me and the others knowing you're lifting us up.





24 comments:

  1. There is comfort found in not being alone even though your heart tears knowing it is happening to yet another family...so many families. Praying for mercy.

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    1. So true.. thank you for caring. Love you.

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  2. {{{{Hugs}}}} You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Praying. My heart goes out to you and your new found friends. Lord, have mercy.

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    1. Thank you. What an honor to be used by Christ even through the pain..

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  4. you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Hoping one day this will all be a vague memory for us all. C

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  5. Praying for you jAne. Aching for you too. Lord Bless you dear lady.~tammy

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  6. When the sun (Son) breaks through the fog the joy is complete! Continuing to pray for you and adding the other couple of my list. You and your hubby are such a blessing to many. God is using you and that brings more joy.
    ~Adrienne~

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  7. What a beautiful foggy morning photo. And what beauty for letting God use you even as your own heart is hurting. God has a way of healing us and comforting us when we allow Him to love others through us.

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  8. "C" ... if not on earth, then heaven. :)

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  9. Tammy .. your thoughts and prayers are such treasures.

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  10. Adrienne .. like peace that passes all understanding, I see this joy in the same light.

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  11. Elizabeth.. I'm humbled by His wanting to use us, and I want to remain willing to do so...No matter what.

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  12. Thank you for being faithful to follow God's call on your life, even in the midst of such heart ache.

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  13. Know your family is being prayed for. Whenever you, Mr. AndWearPearls or your precious girl come to mind I stop a moment.

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  14. This verse has been on my heart

    2 Corinthians 1:
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 6 Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.

    I love how you are finding JOY in Him in the midst of your pain and sorrow!

    Love
    Deanna

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  15. 2 Cor 1:4 <3

    always hope in prayer
    always hope in Him

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  16. Cheryl... HE is my everything..

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  17. MrsRabe .. loving that passage and the comfort it brings.

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  18. Jeanine ... My all and everything. :)

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  19. Just sitting with you a while this evening. . .at His feet. Love you, dear heart. Love you.

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  20. thinking about you.
    i think it is a blessing to have been able to visit with others that are going through similar thing.
    d

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