It was four days ago that God answered my prayers and completed the 366 days since the transition of Honey Si. I am here today journaling and sharing the myriad of feelings that has occurred during these last few days.
What a marvelous memorial event at Perignons Restaurant and Event Center. I admit I was nervous as we had to limit participation because of Covid-19 challenges. The good news is that it was successful even more than I imagined. Jehovah Jireh ( God Provides) and we are blessed.
I find myself in a new wordpress world so I started doubting whether I could get in the groove because I had been doing video journaling but it feels good to write how I am feeling today.
I am reading the beautiful Obituary that describes Honey Si’s 78 years and 7 months. I hear him speaking and warning me of things that came true this past year and we put in our book, Redeeming Grace: Look How Far God Has Brought Us. This includes promises of being available when needed or do a weekly text just to say a Five Hi and Hello.
I wanted to thank my brother Jimmie Skip and Sister Jerri as they traveled to support me. It was just another way that God showed up and showed me Who He is and who I belong to in this season of Thanksgiving.
I also want to thank all of you for being here and there for me. Wyvonia Woods Harris
I am working on the opportunity to make changes and discovered a scripture from Deuteronomy 30:16 that I will use as my devotional mantra as I explore this 52 word sentence until May 29, 2018. This will be the completion of my (72 ) 100 word blog journal that I chose as a a goal before my #73. “In that I command thee this day to love thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.”
In my quest to write today as I prepare to attend another daughter’s transition and comfort another mother, I pause to honor the love of a mother. It has been a year and 24 days since my #GirlMic took flight and it was another sleepless night as I imagined the pain of this mother preparing for her final earth goodbyes. This week has been an up and down travel week as I put prayer in place for those who hurt. I joined the “Legacy Connection” as I continue to pursue wisdom. We are all in position and a place of grace.
Have you heard someone say, “she is a shining light?” I sit here praising the Lord for a victory of seeing the light in my new lens and wishing I could see her face. I start to write because I have not done my 100 word post dedicated to my GirlMic/Leslie. I am determined, delighted, and designed to be a light because of her giving much to make me better in self, soul and spirit.This is just encouraging myself. My son and I had a “think and thank God” session for our GirlMic Leslie’s living and light.
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I opened the door and discovered a package on my porch. It contained the devotionals I had written with the dedication to my GirlMic/Leslie. I took a deep breath and imagined the smiles and laughter she would have given me over the telephone when I called to tell her the books were here. I sat down and thought about the rain storm I had been driving in last week. I remember thinking that the skies were crying. I read one of her favorite scriptures from Psalm 103:1 “Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.”
I am stepping back from spending many hours on WordPress. I heard my husband say. “Do you realize how much time you are spending not writing on your book? I received a relevant revelation as I am sitting here when I should be preparing to say fare well to my friend and to participate in her homegoing celebration aka Funeral Services. I will add media of my house of memoirs and my Survivor Wy picture and close up. I want to thank each person who gave me wonderful vibes and great reading material. It feels good to be here with you.
GirlMic is getting Blood and also Platelets. I see that GalVal has put a different head cover in place. This is a bond between two sisters who are both career “hair entrepreneurs.” I sit by the bedside and read the hymn, “All The Way My Savior Leads Me” by Fannie Crosby. John and Chrissie are her nurses today. Doctors and Threlkeld and Deaton are telling us that she has to be stronger and everything is on hold. It is now 14:40 and Skip and Bev are here at her side. This is our blessing that we have been waiting to come.
We start our day listening to shift change reports as the nurses discus the high and lows of B/P and Lab values. I speak to her as I wipe her face and touch her lips with water. She has no smile and her eyes open when I call her name. The doctors tell me of her need to start new medications for the abnormal reports. By the end of the shift, four doctors have been in and they discuss her heart, kidneys, lungs, and leg ulcer and the diagnosis “Flash Pulmonary Edema.”