I’m so pleased and thankful to be guest posting at Gillian Marchenko’s blog today. I’m also thankful to have met Gillian (through our mutual friend, Shannon Dingle.) I love Gillian’s honesty and humor, as well as her heart-felt passion for families affected by disabilities. You’ll love her, too! Be sure you click through her blog and stay awhile; she has so much to share and teach.
Here’s what I shared over at Gillian’s site…
No Stranger to Brokenness
I glanced out my home office window, and saw my 12 year-old.
Her snow hat was askew and her back was hunched under the weight of her backpack, filled to overflowing with binders and books. I noticed that she was clutching a package with both arms, cradling it protectively. On her face, a look of panic and distress belied her purposeful, quick gait.
I opened the door and, seeing the unshed tears in her eyes, knew that something had gone horribly wrong.
She began to sob, still clutching the precious package….