A lot has taken place in my life since my last post.
First and foremost, my mom passed away.
After a lengthy battle with numerous health concerns, one that we did not see coming, liver failure, brought my family to this place.
Mom – Patt – passed away on January 20th under hospice care.
The flood of love, care and prayer has been overwhelming. My entire family is humbled and blessed by the love we have felt and been shown over the last few weeks. There is truly no adequate way to show our gratitude. Truly.
One of the beauties that can be found in sorrow is seeing how God orchestrates His perfect timing in our lives.
While I would not have believed my mom would pass away at only 71 years old, He has given her passing such meaning and drive in my life… already. Some of the meaning is crystal clear to me as I write this blog. Some of it, I know, will come as time passes and years drift by.
As I feel ready to, I commit to writing about the lessons in sorrow, the lessons in joy, and the lessons in the in-between.
We will all face this journey of “the other side” – whether it’s a loved one’s passing, a new relationship, a lost relationship or whatever “the other side” is defined by in your life. If we do not take notice and learn from these experiences, then what is all for… what is the purpose of it all?
All praises belong to the God and Father of tender mercy and the God of endless comfort. He always comes alongside us to comfort us in every suffering so that we can come alongside those who are in any painful trial. We can bring them this same comfort that God has poured out upon us.
– 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 TPT
Let’s begin this side of the journey…