The evening was truly a grace for me. Monkey Toes returned home from a business trip, in time for us all to snuggle together and watch Heffalump (Winnie the Pooh Halloween Movie). The kids went to bed, Monkey and I talked for awhile, and today is a new day. The sun is shining, Monkey took the four oldest to my nephew's football game, the little ones are playing quietly, and I am enjoying a hot cup of coffee. This new day brings a new perspective. What is done is done. I can't undo anything that has happened, but I can do my best at this moment. My friend and her family will remain in my prayers for a long time. My son will suffer consequences for his behavior. Monkey and I will remain firm, but loving. I am confident that he (and us) will get through this - whatever "this" happens to be, and we will offer it all up to Christ. As far as Pumpkin, well, I'm actually laughing about it today. This, I have no doubt, will be one of many predicaments she finds herself. She is a stinker (I say that with all the love in my heart!).
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!Psalm 118:24