A New Day
This is a photo I took on a walk this morning. The water was sparkling on the lake in the early morning sunshine, although it’s hard to see in the photo. I felt like it was God’s creation reminding me that each day is fresh and alive with possibilities. A comforting thought after yesterday. Yesterday was a DAY.
We got a call from a woman claiming to be interested in placing her baby with us. It didn’t take too long before we realized her story didn’t add up. Our hopes rose for only about six hours before we realized she wasn’t who she claimed to be. Still, it was and is such a painful and confusing mind trip. Yesterday’s emotions went from hopeful excitement, to suspicion and doubt, to disappointment, anger and frustration. By the time we crawled into bed last night we felt vulnerable and exhausted. We hugged and found solace in each other, reassuring ourselves that this will all be worth it one day, hopefully soon.
My Grandma always said ‘stay grateful, and try again’. Words of wisdom that we’re holding onto! Maybe you too are having a tough day, a tough week, a tough year, even (I think 2020 has thrown all of us for a loop, in general). Hold on with us, that tomorrow is a new day, full of possibilities and and therefore we can stay steadfast in hope and anticipatory excitement for what the future holds.