Lots of thoughts swirling around in this noggin of mine, but as I sit down to write, I am not quite sure what will come out. First off, today was a wonderful day at the beach. I love our Wednesday beach days! (Feel free to join us next week!) It was a beautiful day, even if it was a skosh warm. Between playing in the water, at the park, and in the sand, the kids did not seem to mind the heat. Today it was great having Wendy and Shelly to talk with as our kiddos played.
In talking to my friends, I was reminded how much God, our Father in Heaven, knows and loves each of us. There are so many things in life that do not go exactly to our plan and fit with our expectations, but Heavenly Father knows us and what we need. For me, I think He often has people come into my life that will help me along the way. When I think of all the times that I have felt so alone -- I mean really alone -- someone that I need helps me and makes me feel better. Time and again I find a friend that feels the same way or has had a similar experience and they often have words of wisdom to share. There is no way I think of that as coincidence. I know it is a loving Father who is helping me. He knows, better than I know myself, what I need and how I need to receive it. He answers prayers...even, and perhaps especially, the silent ones said in an aching heart. It is such a blessing to be reminded that I am known and loved by my Heavenly Father and my Savior.