Heartache is hearing her sentence . . .
Heartache is seeing your beautiful daughter handcuffed and taken to jail . . .
Heartache is not being able to hug her . . .
Heartache is answering your grandchildren when they ask if Mom and Dad will be with them for Christmas. “No, honey.”
And Jesus Whispered ~Although the mountains around you are shaken, Kathi, and the hills are broken down, my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor will my promise of peace be removed. I am the Lord who has compassion for you and your precious grandchildren.
The evening of the sentencing was especially difficult for all of us. After the children were sound asleep and I had knelt by their beds and prayed, I checked them all through the night, whispering one word prayers: Bless. Comfort. Touch. Heal. Moving about our home throughout those unsettling nights, I felt the presence of the One who never slumbers or sleeps.
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(An excerpt from Chapter 7)
by Kathi Waligora .