Today is 8:28 day!

Today is 8/28.

Today marks one month since we found him.

Today marks one month since we lost him.

Today marks one month since amazing grace

took what was lost and made it found.


Today, we made a wrong turn.

We got off-track and behind on time.

And then I debated if I should even proceed…

I pulled over and had a roadside meeting with each child.

I bought time and prayed.

I asked my mom and we called my dad.

What do I do?!?


And then, sure enough, as God would have it,

we ended up arriving at the PERFECT time, and

IN JUST THE RIGHT PLACE.

Amazing grace.

We thought we had lost our way

but it was just another holy delay.


(And that needed to happen today, on 8/28. Because it’s Romans 8:28 day.)


When you feel like it’s not supposed to be this way,

when you want to scream and hit the wall,

when you want to cry why why why,

when you feel like you made a wrong turn

and now you don’t know if or how to proceed…


there’s one thing you can always count on,

even when we don’t understand,

even when we hate this plan…

This requires some patience but always proves true:

That God works all things together

for the good of those who love Him

(that’s me and that’s you.)

I took this picture at the trail-head after that first long night, hoping and praying he’d come home to me. I took this picture as a memorial stone. To remember Romans 8:28 then and to remember it now. And the 55*… it reminds me there is a double portion of grace available to me. It’s available to you to. Let’s just ask for it. Grace. Amazing grace.

I took this picture at the trail-head after that first long night, hoping and praying he’d come home to me. I took this picture as a memorial stone. To remember Romans 8:28 then and to remember it now. And the 55*… it reminds me there is a double portion of grace available to me. It’s available to you to. Let’s just ask for it. Grace. Amazing grace.


And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:28