As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
I have a confession to make. When MIL comes to live with us in January, I give up all hope of my husband, Danny, and I ever being able to vacation at a cabin for an extended period of time. It just isn't in the cards. Yes, we have the blessed one-night stay at Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant, for which we are both so grateful as son, Daniel, can stay with MIL, but the chance of a real vacation? A pipe dream at best.
Now, I may give up hope on this possibility, but never do I give up hope in God. I know He can work miracles, in His time and in His way. He hears our prayers, the longings of our hearts, and answers in love, even when that answer may be a gentle, yet firm, "No." And I can't begin to tell you all how much His strength, grace and comfort have buoyed our spirits during this time of service to beloved MIL.
But never in my wildest imaginings could I envision how promptly God would act to restore our hope in a mountain holiday. Dominic, Danny's brother, who lives in Oklahoma, calls two weeks ago with some unexpected, but much welcomed, news. He has decided to take a week off from work in order to stay with MIL for a week! Hallelujah!!!
Danny wastes no time in booking this lovely cabin, A Walk in the Clouds.
At 3,500 feet in elevation, this cabin sits higher than any other in which we have stayed to date. Just look at the views that await us!
Needless to say, Danny and I are walking on cloud nine with anticipation and excitement about this impending trip. And as usual, this will be a special time for us to unplug as much as possible from social media, so I won't be posting here again until Tuesday, May 8th. Hope you will bear with me, too, as I won't be reading/commenting on favorite blogs during this much needed retreat from the everyday demands.
Dear friends, we would so appreciate your prayers for safe travels for us and for Dominic, and continued healing for MIL. Know you all will be in my prayers, too.
And may all of us, each and every day, always have hope, and praise our Father more and more.
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