When I wrote my last blog, I was sharing thoughts about transitions. There are so many that we face on a daily basis. One significant transition I omitted, though, was the transition of loss. One must somehow adapt to losing someone. The loss of a family member or dear friend is not only heart-breaking but difficult in so many ways.
This August I lost my dear Mother and that has caused me to re-think many of my values. The Lord has been good to me. He has brought me peace and consolation. He has sent me so many signs from the events that have transpired in the past few months.
My sisters and I have been cleaning through my Mother’s things. It has been a tiresome but very valuable endeavor. How does one sum up a life in things? You don’t. You some it up in beautiful memories, little mementoes, and the presence of your loved one in your heart. (more…)