A lot of things are out of control for us these days. I don’t have to get into details, do I? We’re all in the same boat! And it can feel overwhelming, and scary, and like it’s just going to last so long…
But there is a strange blessing that comes with uncertain times–our perspectives change! The things that topped our priorities a couple of months ago are off the radar. We’re all being forced to slow down–no choice there. And I don’t know about you, but I’ve started being thankful for more elemental things.
I’m thankful for sunny days, and for groceries that stretch, for that extra bottle of cleaner I didn’t know was under the counter. I’m thankful for a husband I’m happy to be locked up with all weekend, and for that extra inch our son seemed to grow over night… I’m thankful for a good book that gives me a break, for video chat that lets me see my friends’ faces, and for the little gestures that show my husband still loves me heart and soul. I’m thankful for this home–that might not be fancy, but it’s ours, and it’s clean, and it’s safe.
We’re slowing down… and in the enforced simplicity, I’m seeing the blessings all around. We still have so much!
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For a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve—and heart . . .
Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband’s accidental death—but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can’t help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved—and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm’s length . . .
Levi can’t blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can’t deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her—and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . .
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