For those who know me you might know a little of our last minute trip to Disney a year ago this week. It was during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Celebration. And I can't think of a better time for us to have been there. I can't think of a place that could have transported us out of the circumstances, even if it was just for a moment, better than Disney World did. We all needed it at that moment.
Due to the circumstances at the time, I'm sure some thought, "What is he doing?" I have this to say; "Grace rarely ever makes sense to those looking in from the outside." This was a grace trip and was worth every bit of what we spent to be there. As Much as Thanksgiving this year brought back memories of a year ago, this whole Holiday Season will be a time of remembrance. And what a year it has been.
When you find yourself in messy times. When you feel so out of control and fear is ready to pounce. Don't ever give up. Grace and love can take the biggest messes and redeem them and work transformations deep inside all involved. I now know that, and so do these three girls and their mom, and if they don't yet....they will some day.
We are all better today because of the Holiday Season a year ago.
This is a statement of faith that came from a quote I found during that painful time as I began to feel a deep healing work of grace at work inside me. This is still one of my favorite quotes today.
"What may at first seem fragile becomes, instead, a journey toward a rendezvous with grace."
Never give up.
And may you all enjoy the Savior and your family and friends this Holiday Season.