Yes – yes I am.
And you can’t blame me. Reading Sarah’s blog, In the Midst of It, is an emotional, beautiful, inspiring experience.
Sarah is a gift. With an incredible talent for writing, a constantly growing soul, and a sweet, kind heart, Sarah touches all of us who read about her life, her marriage and her family’s heart-wrenching experiences with her infant daughter’s health struggles.
Last summer, we all held our breath while their precious daughter Addison underwent open heart surgery. We cried, we prayed and then we rejoiced when little Addison came home, her heart repaired and her family reunited.
Sarah hasn’t met her trials without anger, tears and pain. She has hurt deeply and shared honestly as she tried to cope with her daughter’s diagnosis. And she has shown us that despite it all, we can still come, broken and weeping, back to our Lord.
None of us wants heart-ache. We don’t want to become trained by suffering. We plead with God to give us perfect babies, healthy children and to protect our families from hurting too much.
But life hands out pain indiscriminately. It is part of our fate on earth. Some of us will receive more pain than others. And when we receive our hand, we have a choice. We can collapse in bitterness and never forgive the Lord for allowing it. Or we can cry and scream at God, but still return to Him for the love and comfort that will carry us through.