(An excerpt from Mark Fraley‘s Sketchbook Journal CREATION OF CALM):
My body has been invaded.
“Dear God, comfort them! I can’t right now.”
“The hardest part… is not being able to pick up my son when he is close to tears.
My heavenly Father says, “I love you and I know it hurts. Put your faith in me.”
Moments together turns into hope, a hope that is reachable and lasting.
My children provide me with strength needed to move forward. I can forget my condition when they are with me.
“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-17 MSG)
A lot of who I am today comes from who my dad has been for years. I thank the Lord for the gift of an earthly father who just loved me!