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Though the light grows dim.

What I meant to say (and I truly hope it came across in spite of my awkwardness) was that I admire you and your faithfulness and I don't judge you the way you judge yourself but am humbled by your selflessness and mercy.

If actions reflect hearts, then yours is crystal clear. Even crystal gets cloudy and needs to be gathered up and cleaned but that doesn't make it any less crystal.

So what I meant to say is you are uniquely equipped by clarity of your calling and you or I (for that matter) cannot yet see what God has done. Or how well the work of your hands works for His glory.

What I meant to say was, while you believe yourself to be busy with the exceedingly overwhelming task before you, He is not taken by surprise but knows how to care for you as His beautiful daughter while growing you into the desires of your heart.

What I meant to say was (and don't forget this part) you are not just a mother to a child but a daughter to a Father who delights in you and knows you better than you know yourself.

What I meant to say is that your steps are not ordered by others and your life and times need not resemble theirs. You are blazing a brand new trail with a family of folk that looks like only Your Folk.

What I meant to say, as I fumbled for words, is that even the darkness is light to Him and night is as bright as the day.

It's okay to rest your eyes for a bit and just settle in.


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