Maybe it’s just me, but in my experience beauty goes hand in hand with pain. You can’t have one without the other.
Today I'm sharing a story of how God created beauty from ashes:
"Three years ago we bought our son an adorable little t-shirt: “Big Brother Team Captain”, it said. He wore it to Grandma and Grandpa’s house that evening – he was so excited to share the big secret he had been keeping.
My husband’s parents were ecstatic – they had been waiting for a second grandchild since the day our son was born!
Then I started bleeding. Just a little spotting, at first.
Then more ... "
Read the rest at Anchored Voices.