"You are stewards of Kingdom treasures. The faith muscle only gets stronger when it's exercised. Right where you are - is where you need to be. Where you are is no accident. " Mike Glenn: Every Moment Counts
"This is not God's plan B" a friend who is extremely wise
"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 33:10
We are right where we are supposed to be. In this process, in this day, in this life. This was not God's plan B for Malone (I so love this reminder from my new wise friend!) Sometimes this is so hard to remember. We all want to live in the "supposed toos". Malone was supposed too go to prom this past weekend. He was supposed to be finishing 11th grade. I was supposed to be in better shape, supposed to have a cleaner house, better paying job, bigger car, nicer clothes, more newsworthy vacation. Oh really? Who says? The world? How reliable is that?
We are right where we are supposed to be. I'm so happy to report progress and joy. Malone is continuing to recover and find new skills along the way. He's become quite the cook and launderer of his clothes. He'd rather cook truth be told.
One great example of his progress is that Katy and I were playing "Words with Friends" and she had played an incredible word and gotten ahead of me. I asked him to check my phone to see if she had played her next turn. He said, "don't worry mom, you're only 23 points behind Katy." I said, "Did you figure that in your head?" He just grinned and said "yeah"
Eight weeks ago he didn't know any numbers. Six weeks ago he was relearning to count. Four weeks ago he was adding on his fingers. Now he's doing some math in his head. He is definitely headed in the right direction.
We are 3 months out today from what I have decided is the most challenging thing that has ever happened in our lives. If I'm really honest, it's also one of the best things as far as my walk with the Lord.
There are still hills to climb and long trail to go on this journey. If the experts are right, we are just halfway to recovery. But THE EXPERT in heaven knows best what we need and how fast it will come.
We are thankful for this Plan A.