My friend Randen turned 5 years old recently. Red-headed, rambunctious and raring to go -- that's Randen! I have enjoyed lots of smiles as I watch his parents raise him. He even got the "youngest volunteer" award at our Volunteer Appreciation Event this year. He's a blessing!
But Randen's dad told me the other day that Randen vomited all night. I could tell from his dad's eyes the lack of sleep. What a mess!
The journey I'm on is right now filled with both blessing and messing. I am praying to respond with grace during both.
After all, Jesus did.