Never doubt God's timing.
You might not see it at the time, but when you look back, you will see that He allowed or orchestrated it all.
News of our little grand-baby came around the same time we lost someone special to our family; the same time as health issues with family members seemed to intensify; the same time as job changes, and moves, and new houses...and all of the challenges that come with life and family.
And while our circumstances didn't really get easier, the thought of a new life brought energy and excitement into our family.
I don't think it's right to put hopes and dreams onto an innocent baby, but God has used this time to remind us of His faithfulness; to show us that HE sees, HE hears, HE knows, HE cares; that HE is in control of life; and that HE ALONE is the Source of our joy.
Jesus is the only One Who satisfies. HE is the One Who binds up the broken-hearted. HE turns the darkness into light, and makes our rough places smooth.
HE ALONE gives us hope for the future.
God also gives us many good gifts while we're here on earth...and sometimes the smallest ones make the biggest impact.
We love you, Rhodie!
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!" Matthew 7:11