A Village

A Village

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9 cards written. 
1 read each day. 
1 airport drop off. 
5 tearful goodbyes. 
0 family in town.
3 tiny kids. 
1 cranky baby who wanted to sleep in my bed. 
1 seizure.
1 minute and 30 seconds of terror. 
1 voice of reason at 3:30 am.
1 friend who stayed with the girls. 
1 friend who drove us to the hospital. 
175 heartbeats per minute. 
0 more seizures. 
1 discharge. 
1 specialist referral. 
1 missed day of work. 
1 co-worker who took care of my class. 
1 friend who came to sit and listen. 
48 diapers changed. 
1 friend who brought donuts and encouragement. 
3 sleepless nights.
Lots of prayer. 
4 days of potty training regression. 
4 loads of laundry. 
1 friend who brought coffee at a desperate hour.
50 encouraging texts.  
1 fearful drop off at daycare. 
5 photos of him that day. 
1 friend who brought dinner and a babysitter.
17 fights refereed. 
1 allergic reaction. 
2 missed events. 
1 more friend with donuts. 
2 parents who showed up to help for 2 days. 
20 FaceTime calls to Southeast Asia. 
15 temper tantrums. 
2 more friends who offered to bring dinner. 
9 days of longing. 
1 trip back across the ocean. 
1 beautiful reunion. 
5 Mackeys under 1 roof. 
Endless praises to God for keeping us safe, bringing us back together, and providing a village to step into the gap. 

To the single moms or moms who have to parent solo for a season, please call me. You do hard things. 

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With Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving

Journey to Judah: Part 17 - The Thank You

Journey to Judah: Part 17 - The Thank You