It’s been quite a whirlwind here at HopeHouse the last couple weeks.
On top of all of that, my wife and I, just 5 days after the Benefit Gala, were blessed to welcome a new baby girl, Brooklyn Hope, to our family. She was born 8lbs 14oz and has been keeping me up at night ever since.
Then, in Nashville, it went from 40 degrees to 72 degrees and back to 40 degrees in like 4 days. Yup, spring is almost here.
All of this got me thinking about these cycles that we go through in life—seasons, if you’d like.
For nearly a year, we spent time planning this one single Evening of Hope—from shooting videos to booking flights to arranging for catering and risers and framed art to praying and more praying.
For nine months my wife and I planned and shopped and took prenatal vitamins and put a crib together (although that only took one afternoon, thankfully!) and prayed and prayed some more.
One day last October the leaves started falling and the weather got colder and colder. The squirrels buried nuts to survive the winter, the birds flew further south, and the grass (thank goodness) stopped growing.
However, in what seems like the blink of an eye, all of these things are over, and new things are beginning.
In the blink of an eye, winter will be over, and I’ll be mowing grass again.
In the blink of an eye, my wife’s pregnancy was over, and I became a daddy again.
In the blink of an eye, our guests filed out of the Factory, but new families with new HOPE were already being born.
Thank you again for your enduring enthusiasm for this ministry and your heart for caring for orphaned children. You are truly saving lives.
”Lets choose to do something really difficult, something that saves lives, and lets do that thing with people we love.” – Donald Miller