Yesterday was a terrible day, a day where I felt defeated, and lost with nowhere to go. I have no other way to describe it. Joel and I found out that our renter, after we had uncovered some lies, deserted the house with a damaged basement, without a word, breaking our contract and leaving us behind on 2 months rent. We have no way of finding her. The house has to be fixed, mortgage has to be paid, and we have to revamp a plan for the future of this house. It has been a soul-crushing, finacial planning diasaster, and eye-opening experience for us that we are a bit unsure of the way out. But this morning, I found this flower and budding leaves on the hibiscus in my garden of dead leaves and sticks. There is hope. God is in control and will work this too out for our good and His glory.
And Asher gave us this to smile about. His first drawing of Thomas the Train. We were so impressed and he was so proud. God has given us much to be thankful for despite other things that we don't understand.