When I first started this book with a group of girls from church I thought to myself, "eh, I'm not that desperate." When I need to breathe, I have a swarm of people to come in and help - especially when the long days of Darin's schedule on particular months get the best of us. It's hard. Real hard. But I have an army of family and friends to help. All I have to do is call and they come running.
A few chapters in I thought, "Um. Okay. Maybe this DOES apply to me." And goodness gracious, so much of it did!
But I still had help. Still had my people.
And midway through this book, we found out we were moving. Surprise, Whitney!
Though I may not feel overwhelmed all of the time, next year is coming. A new place. A new home. Knowing absolutely no one and my army being 16 hours away. I am 100% certain that "desperate" is a feeling I will feel a lot. Needing to breathe. Needing encouragement. Needing help.
Needing. Longing. Missing.
God placed this book in my life when I had no idea we would be leaving. But He knew. And, I feel prepared and filled with hope after reading it through and discussing with precious girls who have been covering my family in prayer. He sent this book to me exactly when I needed it most.
When we come back from PA., ask to see this book. I can guarantee it will be falling to pieces from each dog ear and highlight. And I'll tell my story of how He was faithful.
I'm so very thankful for The Lord who goes before me.