Real short, real sweet, and very powerful. My good friend Dan, from Letters from Dan, sent me this amazing video (Meet Joel) that portrayed with profound beauty the depth of a mother’s love, her fight, and the strength that moms demonstrate. He warned me that I wouldn’t get through it without getting weepy.
He was right.
I cried and I wept and I nodded and smiled and cheered and mourned and was ultimately filled with awe at the strength of this sweet mother to little Joel. She inspires me to grab today, to savor this moment, and to be grateful for the normal days tucked within the fabric of life. Joel’s mother is real – a fighter, a believer in the good, and an example of grace even in the most heart-breaking of times.
And that is why I’m sharing the video with you. I’m sharing it with you because it is a reminder to me, and to you, of the amazing strength that mothers (and fathers) have within. Let the video remind you to live fully today, celebrating the little moments, finding joy, and being grateful for the children in your lives.
Here’s the video. Grab your kleenex. And hug your kids.
What a beautiful family. Beautiful strength. Beautiful faith. Thanks for sharing this!
Oh Gracious, grab the tissues is right. Squeezing them a little tighter today. Thanks, Rachel.
That was quite a way to get the tears flowing this morning. Thanks Rachel for the reminder that each moment with our kids count. Praying for this sweet family…
Grace for today.
Such a beautiful picture of God’s amazing grace and love for each one of his children. I am so touched by this families faith and their resilency with whatever came their ways. I am truly touched by them and while I sobbed watching it I celebrate the lessons and wisdom in their story. Thank you for blessing me today.
I’ve met so many of these kids, so many of these mothers, and this video captures that grace for each day that I’ve seen and I’ve experienced so many times in the past 18 months. Very touching, thank you for sharing!
So thankful for another day to spend with each of my children, I pray that I can remember to be so thankful every. single. day.
Again, thank you,
Wondering about coming to the place where you “don’t pray because you’re scared any more. You pray for His glory.” Wow. I’m so touched at the beauty of this story and the beauty of little Joel’s life, and how God has used him.
What a beautiful family. Thanks, Rachel.
wow. wow. wow. little joel is changing more than just his parents’ lives. both of those people were made specifically to be his parents. i’m so in awe of their faith especially after all of the trials. thank you so much for sharing. many prayers to them.
Good heavens. I can’t even read the comments without tearing up. I knew I shouldn’t watch this at work, but did anyway (before anyone was near my desk, thankfully).
It is obvious that Jesus is carrying this family every day, and showing them how to be in the present at every moment while completely trusting Him and looking to Him for guidance. I’m deeply moved and humbled.
And when I feel overwhelmed by my comparatively teeny tiny load, I will remember “there’s nothing wrong with being needed.”
Grace for today…what a beautiful message to my soul. As a mama of a very sick four year old boy, I can so relate. Grace for today…thank you, Lord, for your grace for today.
I love when she said “there is grace for today”. That’s so true and such an incredible reminder!! What faith that family has, I love it and hope mine would be as strong but I honestly can’t say that it is.
I love love love (And need myself) the reminder about grace. It is so easy for me to forget to bless myself with that extra dose of simple grace. Thank YOU Meagan, for the reminder.
Perspective…beautiful perspective! Holding my four babies tighter and closer!