Kirstyn turned 18 a few weeks back. It's so amazing to think that my beautiful, first-born daughter is 18 years old and about to be a mom herself. It gives some perspective to these long nights with Titus. I am much better at embracing the moment than I used to be.
The day before her birthday she and I had a lovely spa day. Sort of a birthday/wedding gift combo. We were massaged, and facialed, our feet made smooth and pretty and our hair cut and styled. The even fed us lunch. It was a lovely day of pampering and togetherness and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
I have been so blessed to see the hand of God these past few months. My prayer for years has been that he would restore our relationship, the he would restore the time the locusts have eaten. God graciously used difficult circumstances to bring our relationship to a place I could not have hoped for 6 months ago. Truly all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. The Lord led us to Texas and leaving her behind broke my heart. But He had his reasons, just as he did for bringing us back. I praise Him for allowing me to see a bit of his plan, for the undeserved reassurance that He is working.
Happy Birthday Kirstyn! It's been a joy to watch you blossom and grow.