Some of know about the two kids who have always been very special to me for many years. I had been honored to spend a significant amount of time living life with them, loving them, letting them love on me. Their family became my family and it seems like nothing could ever change that.
But something did a little over 3 years ago and I have had no contact with either one. It broke my heart because I missed them and I didn't know if they understood that I didn't just stop caring about them. I cried many tears feeling like my own children had been taken from me.
But God is ever gracious and faithful and this past week, I have had the wonderful gift of restored communication with my sweet Abi. She's older now and much taller, but her memories are in place and I get the sense that her heart is the same and still loves me just as much.
I am hoping to restore communication with her brother as well, but as a teen... he might be too cool for me right now.
I don't know what the future holds for this or whether it is for a season or long lasting. I'm letting God direct and just enjoying the little things each day. Like her sweet heart and knowing she remembers us watching sunsets together as our special thing.
Thank you God for this wonderful, unexpected gift.
And thank you Abi for emailing me and making my heart smile so wide it cracked my ribs ;)