Last holiday season was devastating for our family.
We lost both my aunt and grandmother to cancer and my mother-in-law to an aggressive auto-immune disease in the span of two short months.
By the time Lil’ AC was 6 months, she had already flown the “friendly skies” six times.
Needless to say, this time last year was NOT a season of rest.
It was a season of mourning, questioning, traveling, juggling, quick decision-making, and last-minute plans. It was a period of time for clinging to one another, praying fiercely, and living each day as it came.
It flew by. It drug on. Mostly, it was a blur.
This year, as I reflect on what this past year has brought and what 2016 promises, I sense God urging me to REST. I believe He is giving me permission to mourn. He is allowing me space to be present. He is reminding me how much I have to be thankful for. He is asking me to REST.
Can I ask you to join me?
You may roll your eyes at this request. After all, it IS November. This marks the beginning of quite possibly THEE MOST CHAOTIC time of the year. Girlfriend, PLEASE.
I hear you, I really do. And normally, I’d be right there with you. But if there’s anything I learned from a year ago, it’s that I desperately want to soak up every moment and to focus on the things, the people, that really matter.
I find that easiest to do when I start each day with a grateful heart.
So, in honor of my loved ones, and this upcoming Thanksgiving season, I’d like to use my posts this month to come along side you and BE GRATEFUL.
May hearts of gratitude bring all of us REST.