October 14, 2014
life is going to be hard sometimes.
you've already experienced it in different ways--sickness and hardship and exhaustion has encountered our little family more than we would have liked. and still, as the years grow that you live this life on earth, more hard times will come.
but there is hope.
because just as there is sweet in the hard, there is hope in the hopeless.
and there is grace for it all.
what i want most in the world for you is that as you grow, you grow in your love for--and faith in--God. that your hearts would always be tender towards his word and his grace and his redeeming love.
if i leave nothing else behind as my legacy for you, i hope that it is this--that you love well, that you live fully, and that you cling to the one that ransomed you, through all the things that come your way.
your hearts are large and your souls are sweet. both of you have such a joy and love within that radiates out and affects those around you in great ways. let these be what drive you in your efforts as you grow, and as your pursue the one that loves you perfectly.
you are precious to me.
you are precious to your father.
and you even more precious to the God that was kind enough to give you both to us.
dear ones, cling to one who gives us grace and redeems our souls to glory.
never lose hope.