06 Nov A Note From Donna
I have decided of late to focus daily on my blessings. It’s amazing how that decision changes my day and helps me to clearly see the ways that God is working in me and around me. Just a few days ago, as I was spending time with the 11 boys at our Moses Project, I realized how God has allowed me to place my displaced love for my son upon these precious boys. I don’t know if they have any idea of the great pride and joy I feel as I have witnessed them more closely this year develop into young men. They have all grown and matured beyond my wildest imagination.
Being with them, listening to them, and sharing life with them has brought me so much healing. Additionally, this year Phil and I have been “adopted” by three precious little ones to be their grandparents. I have longed to be a grandmother for so many years. Letting go of ever seeing my son’s potential children has been one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. But being chosen by these sweet children who now call us “abuelito” and “abuelita” is so beautiful. These things remind me of the works of Isaiah 61:3, “And provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair.” I am so thankful to our Father for His abundant blessings and for giving us beauty, gladness, and praise. I pray that you may find that same gift as we reflect this month on thanksgiving.