so if I've learned anything in the last nine months, it's been that grief is utterly unpredictable. we were warned from the beginning that life with Malachi would be a rollercoaster--one that we would never want to be on. as true as that was, I'm learning that life AFTER Malachi is even more of a rollercoaster.. with steeper hills and sharper turns.
once again, it's like i'm back on the frontlines. my memory is absolutely awful right now. tears come and go unexpectedly--sometimes weeping. pastor talked on sunday how God first gives the gift of affliction to prepare us for more grace in order to give the gift of exaltation. praying for growth during this time of affliction.