I have been unable to write this post for a couple of weeks now. I simply can not control my gratitude long enough to see what I am writing. My heart is so full. Spencer Hafen and his father Lavoy came to do the emergency plumbing a couple of weeks ago. They were here all day, and got all the really hard stuff done. Derek finished all the details a few days later, when he could purchase the needed supplies. Amber’s family came in from Idaho and did an enormous amount of work the weekend before. Jason and the boys are getting so much done, after hours, during the week. It has been amazing to see. People have come from all over the valley to help the Twitchells. It warms my heart. Meals have been brought, laundry has been done and time has been sacrificed on their behalf. When I see this love in real life, even though it is someone else, I can feel the love God has for me too. It’s like reading the bible and seeing how God loves his children in Ancient times makes me feel loved. Watching the Twitchell family is like seeing God’s love in 3D. I’ve calculated over 450 hours total service hours. Amber’s Family has really truly been there for her, and still the valley is responsible for over 150 hours of that time. And I’m sure there are so many people who I don’t know about who are just showing up, picking up a load of laundry, bringing a meal, or working on the house.
There have been many wonderful changes in the house. Amber actually has floors now! The subfloors are finished and now she doesn’t have to worry about baby boy falling in. The walls in the girls room are almost finished and they should be able to move in to their new room real soon. Amber’s family will be coming again soon, to install flooring and appliances. Still, the most wonderful change I’ve seen, is in Amber herself. I’ve always thought Amber was beautiful, but she just glows now. Her health is coming back, her face is full of color and light. She bore her testimony of Jesus Christ in the children’s primary last week, and I knew everything was going to be ok.
To all those who have helped, will continue to help, and to all those who want to help, I want to say thank you. I just love you so much and appreciate that it is people like you, who make this, the valley I love.