I'm not sure how you feel about spiritual warfare but I am a firm believer.
If you are a follower of Christ, there will be attacks at least there should be! They don't have to be big as the devil works in the big and small things.
Good Friday our friend left.
Easter Sunday I spent in watching my incredibly tough husband writher in pain from a kidney stone. So we booked a night at St. Francis so he could get the thing blasted and taken out because it was too big to pass. Not a night at the Hilton but he was fine, the kids were fine, I was fine so ulitmatley everything was going to be fine.
It was an attack. A blatant attack on my family. A 'kick you in the crotch spit on your neck fantastic' attack.
Even as type this my youngest two who normally are pretty chill while we wait for the big kids after school, are currenlty freaking out.
It is an attack. No harm done but it is still an attack.
I'm grateful this happened after our friend left. I see that as protection, a blessing.
So now what?
Matt is on the mend. While we were in the hospital, someone joked about they heard of an angel that is good at rolling stones away. We had a good chuckle at that it being Easter and all.
We plan to take a few weeks off of fostering to now let Matt heal, do some things as a family and just be still for a moment.