Just four days before Jon and Ruthie had received news that the expectant mother they had developed a relationship with for months had chosen to parent. The days had been filled of bittersweet: happy that a mother had decided she could parent her daughter but also grieving?over the loss of that adoption. What unfolded in the next few days was nothing short of a miracle. God brought redemption to their family and turned their mourning into dancing. Psalm 30:11-12 became their song…
You turned my wailing into dancing;you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,?
that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.