“Falling leaves are summer’s way of telling us goodbye.” – unknown
Three incredibly difficult seasons have come and gone since I last posted to the A Meaningful Journey blog site. All I can say is… God and cancer can move at lightning speed!? I can’t say as to why God chose to move me across the country to a strange, foreign land (my hometown) only to take my mama just a few, short months later. But what I can speak to is this — I prayed for a miracle! And I received more than one. At best, I want to tell you that I don’t understand the meaning for the journey. But that I TRUST it, wholly! I trust in God’s goodness. And I trust in His faithfulness.
It is important for me, not only, to have a holy marker of the space and time the site went dark but to fully celebrate the season for which it was necessary. My last official post was in 2019 and was entitled “If We Make It Through December…” The words read eerily naive to the oncoming, onslaught of a brutal, cross-country move, a pandemic-riddled cancer diagnosis, and the stifling loss of my sweet mama from this world. But what the words do offer in all their naïveté is hope. Enduring, eternal HOPE.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
So, as I navigate this new season and all it promises to offer, I thank Him for the journey. I relish the time spent with my Mama. And I find tremendous comfort and peace knowing she is in a far, far better place. For truly, this world is not our home…
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23. 💕
At the time my Mama was diagnosed, she had arranged and was rehearsing an offertory. She entitled it “My Gratitude Song.” It was her last time to play. You can view that video here.
If you’d like to start from the very beginning and read about my Mama’s cancer journey and our miraculous cross-country move in the middle of a pandemic, you can start here.
Maybe you could use a little hope!? Here’s a link to the 2019 post “If We Make It To December…”
God bless. And to God be the glory.