My mom came by the house today with a present from her church. They had sent us a check to use to help with expenses for Kyleigh. I was able to cash the check today and go straight to the pharmacy to purchase much needed prescriptions for her and cough medicine for Kaitlyn. Thank you!!! They also sent an overabundance of non-perishable goods to our pantry. We have a pantry stocked full of canned goods, some items for Kaitlyn such as cereal, poptarts, cookies :), and even some eggs and bread. As I was putting away the groceries in our outdoor pantry and inside pantry I was overcome with emotions. How is it possible that we are so blessed by people in a church that only know us from stories told by my parents? Why is the God I cursed and was angry at so willing to send food and supplies to my family?
I guess what I know is that sometimes I get bogged down with the trials of life we are facing each day that I forget that I am promised to have a future and that it takes faith to withstand trials. It is definitely a leap of faith for me to be out of work and unpaid for 6 months but I have only been rewarded so far for this decision. Rewarded by the parents of my classroom applauding me and wishing me well, rewarded by the time spent with Kyleigh and seeing her sit up on her own for several minutes just last week, rewarded by having time to do preK work with Kaitlyn, rewarded that I can spend time with my family and now a pantry full of food. Wow....so on this rainy day where stress has not disappeared from our home I can still stand up and say, "I'm okay. It's a good day. I am so blessed."