Rayne is strong and in her 6 year old way is saying she can hold both pain & joy & needs peace from knowing we can too. This is helping to teach her the hard but good lesson of advocating for herself even if that might hurt us or them. There is no smooth road forward we can see or make out in the distance but for now we continue walking together in the best way we can to show honor and love. I’m sure there will be many course corrections needed along this path and I pray I am discerning and open to that all.
I hope I am never so attached to outcome that I miss what God is doing right now. I share these images of a day in court because it was a special day filled with family & friends & miracles & tears AND there is so much more of this story yet to unfold.
Thank you to all those who walk with our family & have encouraged our weary hearts time & time again. May we bravely walk the journey that is difficult but brings us to the end of ourselves & the beginning of what God’s mercy & grace can do.
*images by friend & talented photographer Tyler Core.