I want to thank all of you for your support during these
last weeks of difficulty-I guess I don’t know what else to call it. The end of
life for someone is simply hard to watch and hard to endure. My next post
addresses the subject of grief and the challenges of going on in the face of
it. I put a few other posts on hold to discuss this life experience. It seemed
more appropriate anyway.
I’m actually writing this on a plane as we travel back home.
We took a few days away to just be before the Lord and be with each other. It
was a working trip with some free moments attached to it. All I can say is…
prayers were felt! I thank you deeply for your kind words of encouragement and
the prayers that have strengthened us each and every day.
It is a wonderful thing to be part of God’s family where
people genuinely care. Compassion is an outgrowth of love and we have been the
blessed beneficiaries of both.
We now have the task of settling back in to normal life that
feels very abnormal now. God is ever-present and has been the loving Father we
know Him to be. However, we are still in “that place” and I’ll talk about it
more in the post to come.
While we were gone, I watched the beautiful, vast ocean one
afternoon. I became fascinated by the surfers. They are a patient group! They
sat on their boards, in the still water, for long periods of time just waiting
and watching. They were looking for the direction of the waves to swim towards
and ride. Most of them could catch that wave and ride it all the way to the
shore and then, go right back out again.
I thought a lot about grief being so much like that. Things
are still and quiet and then a wave of emotion comes and I know I can either
drown in it or ride to shore where it’s safe. However, being patient through
the process is important…there is a time to mourn. But, there is always a safe
Thank you so much, once again! I love you all and pray that
the God of all Grace meets you at the point of your need for He is our FAITHFUL