It is a simple expression that miracles happen if we wait upon the Lord and trust in his timing. Which, we have also learned the hard way, does happen. My late mentor Jerry Edwards once explained in a simple story just how.
There was once a women in the hospital who absent mindedly set her diamond ring on her feeding tray. And after a clumsy moment during the night, she bumped it in the garbage can. She was to weak to bend down and get it, and assumed she could have the nurse dig it out in the morning. But sometime after an unexpected sleep, the garbage can had been emptied and her precious wedding ring gone.
The Janitor was called and faithfully committed to her that he would find it. Some, (like myself) would call this an unrealistic commitment. Even if every last garbage dumpster was searched, how could it possibly be found? After a day of anxious waiting, the lady took pity on the devoted janitor and told him to go home, that the ring was simply not to be found. But he would not give up. And finally in the very last dumpster rolling amidst the food scraps and smoltering stench, was the diamond ring. When he presented the ring to the speechless woman. He simply said, "Mam, miracles happen, but there usually in the last garbage can."
And that pretty much sums up our year.
My friend Kelly's new year's goal was for me to have a blog. I have always been a bit skeptical of blogging. Until I recognized it as a way to celebrate the ones I love and express my gratitude for the role they play in my family's life. And I must confess, I am exited to share our growth in good times and bad with those we love.