Hubby and I are back home to our precious little girls after quite an emotional Cape Town visit. It was very significant for us to be back there over the 7 month anniversary of Zac's birth. We cried many tears as we re-negotiated what we went through in Cape Town just 7 months ago. Those tears were good tears. Tears that allowed us to work through another layer of healing with our precious Jesus.
As I worked through a myriad of emotions this weekend, the Lord once again allowed me to see how gracious and patient He is with our hearts. He takes His time with us in working through grief. There is no rush or pushing from His side to "move on" quickly. He is more concerned about us working through our grief honestly with Him. He tackles our highs and lows with infinite love, steadfastness and tenderness. He places precious people around us to pray and love us through the journey. Such love our Saviors has for us.
This weekend I discovered once again that God draws near to the broken hearted. He stands close to us when we find the courage to take all our pain, disappointment, hurt, anger ... our everything ... and trust Him to work it through with us. He takes the raw honesty that we present before Him and meets us with Redeeming love. That is the amazing Saviour that I am learning to love and trust so much deeper with each day. His shoulders are broad and His embrace is constantly open and reassuring.
In the midst of the tears and emotions this weekend, the Lord gave us special times to be refreshed in His Word, to laugh with friends and to share hearts with the beautiful team at All Nations. The times in God's Word and Presence where such a healing balm. We also took in so much beauty as we stayed in beautiful Francshhoek. The mix between French and Cape style was so quaint and beautiful. Here is a peep at our lovely B&B.
I loved the French blue shutters outside the bedroom windows.
Our cozy little bedroom.
The beautiful rose garden with matching blue doors.
Once again I am so thankful for the precious man in my life that cries with me, but also in the midst of such loss has thrown his head back and laughed with me. We are healing and we are so excited about the hope and beauty that awaits us in each new day.
I am so thankful to be putting my head down to sleep with a heart that recognizes the rich blessings of love and the gift of His Presence loving me through yet another milestone in my life.