Grace – Part 15

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If you read all the way to the end of Part 14, you will know that our Grace came out of Carmel. I flew out and got her. It felt as hard to do that as it was to leave her there! We were both in tears driving away from that beautiful place. But Grace is amazing! She answered a true call and Mother confirmed this saying God called her there for only two and a half years, but it was still a call. All of our lives changed forever because she listened and followed His plan for her. Her deciding to leave happened very suddenly. She said when she spoke with mother and it was decided, she had instant and total peace. She still has that peace and is very happy. The beautiful thing is she says if she would have left when she was in a bad way and really struggling, she would have regretted it and questioned whether or not it was the right decision. She would have not wanted her sisters or anyone else to go there. She says because she was recently in such a good place and had decided to persevere when God showed her clearly that she was to leave, she would want anyone to go there. Every time she speaks of Carmel (which is a lot) it is with total love and gratitude for the time she spent there. I’m still struggling with her coming out for silly, selfish reasons that I’ll share in a separate post. And I do want to share more about our drive and her coming home too! But for now, dear friends, we wanted you to know all is truly good here in the Sanchez home. Having all my children around our table is something I did not expect to ever happen again and I’m savoring every single minute. Kind of hoping God hits pause on the extreme roller coaster we’ve been on, but we doubt it. This crazy ride feels far from over. This photo was taken about an hour into our journey home. My beautiful, strong, peaceful, happy girl. I pray she feels called to share too. ❤

2 thoughts on “Grace – Part 15

  1. Welcome home, Grace!! WOW, what an adventure. I can’t wait to hear more about your incredible experiences! You are an inspiration to all of us. *virtual hug through the computer screen*


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