Every life has them, days when the world shifts and our world will never be the same. Sometimes we know the world has shifted for us. The day we graduate, get married, find out we are expecting, or a child is born. Sometimes we don’t know on that day that our world has shifted, the day our spouse is born, the day we meet our spouse, or the day we come to believe that Jesus is who he says he is, although some folks do know that everything has changed on that very day. Collectively as a people we have these days the world shifts. The day JFK was shot, the day Elvis died, and the day the towers fell. On these days we experience a sort of stunned awe, a numbness, both a sharpening and a dulling of the senses all at once. Yesterday I had just such a day.
As it turns out there really is a young boy in need of a family, and his name is Jesse. Yesterday we had one of the last meetings with all the adoption agency folks prior to actually meeting young Jesse. Assuming all continues to progress well he will be living with us in about three weeks when school gets out. This is big, the world is shifting, mind numbing and at the same time sharpening of the senses news. Hubby is beside himself, A SON. He can hardly stand it. I’m pretty excited too, but I’m a bit more guarded. The agency is telling us that this is the most endearing foster child to have ever come through their offices in seventeen years, and I’m like oh come on now people. Still I’m excited too.
Several weeks ago as I was blogging through the loss of our girls I asked our Priest if Mass could be said for the souls of children lost through miscarriage, and he said yes. That Mass for our girls was yesterday too. Our Tuesday Mass is in the evening followed by Adoration so it was after the meeting at the adoption agency. The last lines of the Gospel, on this day the world shifted for me, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.” Coincidence or Godcidence? You decide.
Jesus I place my trust in you. Amen.