Rejoice with those that rejoice;
mourn with those who mourn.
Parents across the land are rejoicing and posting photos of the awards their children have received as another school year comes to a close! It is wonderful to read about and see all the trophies, certificates, medals, and scholarship offers! Congratulations!
My heart goes out to those whose children that didn't receive any type of recognition! Did their lack of apparent success mean they didn't work as hard? Perhaps, yet perhaps not!
For my ESL learners success comes in many immeasurable ways! This is true of any child with a learning disability! While they may go unnoticed during award ceremonies they certainly do not go without recognition, especially to that parent that has worked and cheered them on as they conquered that which was so difficult for them in the beginning.
Yes, I rejoice that your child received so many tangible rewards for their hard work! Great job! I also rejoice with those that went seemingly unnoticed on awards day! While your photo may not grace the social media sites you are special and you deserve to be congratulated for each and every victory you made in your journey this past year! Never give up!
Mourn with those that mourn . . . today I talked with one of my precious adoptive mama friends! She is such a godly woman. She and her husband have adopted several children from China.
My sweet friend has received a devastating diagnosis for one of her children. When she called I had just dropped Gavin off and was feeling pretty sorry for myself as this will most likely be my last day with him before the big move. What I'm facing so pales in comparison! My heartbreaks and I mourn for this mama as she and her husband face a very difficult future with their beloved child!
I mourn what could have been, what will be and the unknowns between now the future. While we mourn together, we also pray, encourage and cheer each other on as we know the God who holds the future in his hands! No matter the circumstances we have an eternal hope in the one that calls us his own via the blood shed by Jesus Christ his son on Calvary!
Rejoicing and Mourning with those that rejoice and mourn!
Until next time . . .