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Tennant…party of 3, your family is now available

everything was finalized
the party was fantastic
breathing – especially exhaling – was finally happening
space was created
hearts were full
the family table was complete

…until…

July 16, 2015

the tablecloth was ripped from the neatly set table
sending plates
and plans
glasses
and expectations
flying…
and what had been prepared was now upside down
and dripping into puddles

another baby needed
hearts to love him
arms to hold him
and a family to secure him

reservations…
not now
this wasn’t the plan
our table is complete and full

It’s not that I don’t trust, I just have a hard time seeing things your way” – The Ineloquent

reservations…
upheaval again?
slogging through the system…
again?
potential heartbreak
again?

reservations…
continuous sleepless nights
dirty diapers
laundry

reservations…
2 babies
sibling rivalry
preserving and maintaining a marriage
still not getting  sleep

reservations…
“It’s not that I don’t trust, I just have a hard time seeing things your way.”

“The minute we learned about you, our world was set on a tilt, and the path we’ve taken has not been ours.  God has arranged every detail, every choice, every moment to lead to…today.” – Kristine Tennant, a.k.a. Mommy

reservations…
yes, they were many

but today…today the table was set
for 4
the silver was polished
the plates were shiny
the glasses sparkled
the tablecloth was creased just so
and spotless
there was no sign of
internal chaos
of upended plans and expectations

the reservation was called…
Tennant, party of 4…your family is now available.

welcome home, Isaiah Timothy, welcome home.

unreserved grace…

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