If you've followed this blog for any amount of time, you know I just recently got my hair cut, and that we've also welcomed home a nephew from Ethiopia. Abe.
We've had ringside seats through his journey home and, as is so often with the Lord, it has been a miraculous gift and a trial in patience all at once.
This week, we've had some news about Abe that has broken our hearts. It is believed that he had several strokes in utero that resulted in injury to his little brain. What exactly that means is still a little uncertain and may be for some time as the brain is seriously tricky territory.
The Lord moved mountains to bring Abe home to the Alexanders and in that we rest and pray for His mercies that are new every morning. He hand-picked the perfect parents for this little booger and will equip them in every way possible. May He also give the rest of our family and this community an added measure of wisdom, grace, and compassion. May we refuse to sit ringside but, instead, we will be humble instruments the Lord will use to write the beautiful story that will be Abe's life.