Today I am spending time in refection as I am 2 weeks and 2 days from my Beginning: “Change Happens” Zone
via Daily Prompt: Recognize There is a beautiful feeling when someone you have not seen in a while calls out your name in a crowed event. A smile came across my face when a friend said, Hi Dr.Wy. Our prayer group had talked about meeting others in our day travels to give the gift of a smile and touch. The recognition, the smile and the hug in front of a room full of people was a sweet memory for the day. There is a term I have heard people say to make a point. They will say, “you better recognize.””
So why Wy, are you awake and writing at 3 am? Silly self, let me tell you why. I was attending a funeral and someone in the family became ill. I was sitting in church and one of the ushers asked me to come to see if I could help. I have been a nurse and a minister for many years and so I did as I was asked. On Sunday we were planning our annual missionary conference and I was thinking about how we organized Missionaries could be a benefit in our community 38109. I am reading and writing the vision.
via Daily Prompt: Hesitate This is the eighteenth month mark of my GirlMic getting her Wings to go to her heavenly place. I wanted to write her a letter to say “I love you and I pray for every mother in mourning this March morning.” I share this picture of a sermon that gave me some consolation. The songs that the choir sang were perfect. “Just To Know Him, Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God and “He is my Everything.” Dr. Netters challenged us to “Be excited about God.” and asked the question, “What could 700-800 committed people do today?
On New Year’s eve, our Church had a “Ceremony of Remembrance and Healing.” I do not feel like I was completely able to participate because I was not feeling well. I chose this as my first 2017 writing because I see many things written about the joy and grace connection of remembering. I thought it might help others if they felt the grief of not having someone present. I am remembering my GirlMic Leslie as I light my candles and speak about her love for family. “Praise the LORD O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”
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.