I was planning on writing more after my response to Vivian but ended up riding the waves of grief the last week and couldn't find the words, just tears. Instead of adding more words, I created a digital art piece.
To read more on Vivian's post visit here. I am praying you'll be blessed as I was by her honesty and insight.
For me, the disruptions in my life lately, the waves of grief, no matter how uncomfortable will be ok because it's amazing how sometimes in the pit of our grief the days may seem so long but God reveals His grace if we look. At times, the waves of grief is like a dark cloud following us in our every move and we try with our greatest efforts to run, but then we end up tired and are still under the cloud. I often wonder if the cloud is part of God's grace telling us to slow down and not to fight the grief, to remain under the cloud, to let the rain drizzle, to let the rain pour, and let the storm settle. For most of my life, I have been running from the storms. In God's grace, through the uncomfortable and painful waves of grief, He shows me it is ok to stay under the storm until it passes because it WILL pass.
I'll share more on those storms in my life.
Father's Day was a surreal day for me, it was the first Father's Day without my Dad, who was a hard and complex guy, many emotions. In God's grace I was able to celebrate Father's Day seeing my husband, Jason, making our kids laugh. In God's grace, when I felt sad that my earthly Dad was gone, God comforted me in His promise that He will never leave me, that I still and will always have Him in my life.
In God's hope.
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28