Judah's in ICU tonight. They've said the dismal words: heart failure. We're trusting that he is safe in God's palm and that all will be well no matter what tomorrow brings. And though his life is miracle enough, we're praying for another one. Join us?
I want to say thank you for your understanding, compassion, encouragement, and prayers after my last blog post. I have to say, you are the most encouraging group of people ever. I love you. I've spent 5 minutes working on this next sentence, and still it escapes me. This is the best I can do... Working in a world where loving sick, orphaned children is a daily reality forces me to confront more sorrow and suffering than I'd like to admit exists. It hurts. I can tolerate it for a while, but sometimes it crashes down. Those last 2 blog posts were a crashing moment for me. But, I'm going back up, and it will be OK. There's a lot that helps it creep back up... meeting a wonderful family who is in China adopting their 7-year-old-daughter right now, the encouraging comments/emails/notes/etc. that you all sent me, and even the fact that Cora has recently started growling like a little lion and then dissolving into giggles. It's adorable, and it's one of the many daily graces God gives to remind me that He has never left.
He is brighter than the darkness.
And, Jacob and I are thrilled to announce that our first Scarlet Threads shipment is on its way to the states to be coming to a mailbox near you very, very soon. A friend is serving as a courier, so they will be mailed very soon. For those of you who missed your chance before, I'm posting a new stock to the shop, so you can get started shopping now! Oh, and there are much better pictures now, thanks to my beautiful model friends.
And don't forget that we're having a giveaway right now! Click on over to see how you can enter!
On a related note... Scarlet Threads has become all-consuming lately, so if you've emailed me and haven't heard back, give me a few days to catch up on my email. I'm sorry. The quantity of unanswered emails in my inbox slightly terrifies me.