On Saturday, after a sleepless Friday night, I went to get the mail and was surprised to see something from a good friend who lives locally. It was a Mother's Day card with an incredibly sweet note. And included was a very generous check. She said that she was doing well financially and God had laid it on her heart to share with me. Wow. I really should remember to go to Him first.
I have never shared the particulars of our finances with my friend (only you cyber pals know the real story), but she is aware of the hefty costs we shoulder in caring for a disabled child. Her gift lifted - even if only temporarily - the heavy burden weighing on me this weekend and gave me hope just when I needed it. Hope that there will be an end to this nightmare if we keep doing the right thing and working to get ourselves out of this. And it gave me the ability to enjoy the wonderful lunch DD and her fiance cooked for me on Mother's Day.
Life is hard, but it's also good. Very, very good.
Happy (belated) Mother's Day to all you terrific Moms out there!