Cassie and I are going to use this new Hallway blog site as a place to share our feelings with all of our friends and loved ones. We'll continue to use Facebook for updates as well.
The past 5 days are a blur. Our world has been hit with a meteor and without the love of our friends and the power of God, we would have been consumed. Pain is part of human life, but that fact somehow never seems to help when we are in pain. I often foolishly try to live my life by avoiding pain, but that's not what God expects us to do. Instead, He wants us to embrace the pain that comes our way by leaning on Him and allowing Him to be glorified through the strength that He gives us. Still, the pain is not easy and our human nature drives us to push it away. It's part of life. It's the constant work that God is doing in us that molds us more into his form.
We've had friends visit us, care for us, encourage us, prepare us, be honest with us, take care of our children, pray for us, and most of all love us. It's hard right now to reach back out to each one of you who are in that list, but we will eventually when we are past the challenges that we're squaring off against at this very moment.
So, all that to say, "Thank You!" As I said in one of my Facebook posts, I can never express in writing how much it means to see just a few words of encouragement!
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