Wow, that is really hard to do sometimes isn't it!!!
Here is a profound lesson I have learned this week. I am sure I will have more to come because learning to walk by faith iss hard.
Walk by faith, hmmm, trusting God when you cant see where you are going or when someone has thrown blinders on you. Yes, walking by faith... People who are driven by faith know what it takes: Asking just for wisdom and clarity!!!
My first pearl of wisdom:
We are all alone in this together, together we are each alone.
I said that at my father's funeral when I realized how differently each of my children mourned the loss of their grandfather.
Here we were all together but alone each one of us processes through life's ups and down differently.
Here is the lesson I learned from Opa, my father. Daddy told us to mourn but one when he was gone and then go on and honor God every day.. He knew his time here on earth was short and he was still responsible for preparing us for what was to come. Reflecting on his first year away from us I have felt like I was failing becaasue I did not know how to do that every day. Of course, the truth is it is in our daily living that we honor God.
As a family we mourned for more than one day. We celebrated his life and enjoyed recounting the many memories of friends and family.
Now I too have something to mourn even if it isn't a person. Yes, I have a major change in my life. 27 years of being married and my life is turned upside down. My husband wants a divorce. Not going into the details of the situation, life has thrown me a lemon and now I am supposed to make lemonade.
The best advice everyone gave my mother as a new widow is to not make any drastic changes your first year alone. So, in my mourning the loss of a family, I too wont make drastic changes in the first year.
Know that God is in control, have peace, and beg for clarity and wisdom...
I will explain that in my next pearl of wisdom....
Blessings to each of you,
Vilma - Do What's Right - Be Your Best - with God's help.