I’ve always loved the phrase, “God will never give you more than you can handle”. The funny thing is, ten years ago, I might have believed it…but I don’t anymore. After losing multiple people that I love within the past few years, and getting so little sleep that I feel like a prisoner of war, I no longer believe that you automatically have enough strength to face anything…I believe you FIND enough strength to face anything.
If you’re a person of faith, you FIND that strength in God. In His goodness. In the fact that you’re never alone.
And that’s exactly what these two have done.
Three years ago, they lost their first born, the love of their lives, their sweet son Kalvin. They wept, they mourned, they ached inside. I’m sure they felt like each breath was more painful than the last. But they kept going. They crawled out of bed in the morning, when they could have given up. And they FOUND the strength. One breath at a time. One hour at a time. One day at a time. I’m sure they’d say that they would have never thought they’d have the strength to face the things they’ve faced. But they’ve found it. In God. In each other. In the legacy of their sweet son.
There are, and always will be, hard times in this life. After all, this world is a broken and hurting place. But…there will also be JOY in this life, too. Many times, our stories don’t make sense on this side of heaven. We don’t know the “whys” or the plan behind it all.
But God does.
These two have a beautiful story. These two have a beautiful faith. And now, in a few short weeks, they will have a beautiful family. THREE babies will call these two mom and dad. Three babies will have a ‘guardian angel’ big brother looking out for them, all the days of their lives.
Joy is JOY…no matter how you slice it. But when it comes after pain & sorrow, it sure is sweet.
“Sorrow may last through the night, but JOY comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5