This is often a difficult time of year. Our family has been hit hard in the past few weeks with the general life annoyances. The dishes and laundry piles keep coming. Work has demanded quite a bit of Jonathan's time. Laney has been sleeping, well, like a three-month-old. Our calendars are a little too full. We seem to have every possible virus--fevers, sore throats, rashes, hives, pinkeye, and everything in-between.
And that's just with the six of us. People close to us have been struck by much more severe grief and sadness lately. Our hearts have been hurting as we have watched dear ones suffer. This world is a tough, tough place sometimes.
But...we know this is not the end. We are almost there. Lent will be over soon. Easter is merely hours away. Tomorrow we will once again sing "Allelulia!" for we know that Christ is risen. He will wipe every tear from our eye. Small struggles and big ones. We now how this story is going to end, and we know it will be glorious.