This morning we had to tell Madison that her friend's mother passed away on Sunday morning. Five weeks ago, this humble woman of uncommon integrity and faith was diagnosed with cancer. She was a devoted mother and wife, actively involved in her children's schools. She loved and served the Lord openly.
My heart aches for her family. My heart aches for what my faith struggles to reconcile. Why a loving mother? Why my daughter? Why these two who bring so much love into the lives of others? I don't have an adequate answer and even if someone did have the answer I'm not up to hearing it right now.
Yes, my faith is strong enough to find peace in the saving grace of Jesus. But tonight, my faith and my mind need to silently yield to my emotions.