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Grief

8 May

Grief is a funny thing.  Sometimes it slips up on you when you least expect it, like an unwelcome guest at dinner.

And he has come to my house this Mother’s Day.

So, I’m in a reflective mood and thought I would share with you things that I learned from my mother.

  • You don’t have to be the best at everything. Just wait and grow, you’ll find your spot.
  • Love children…Red, yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.
  • Be an active part of your church family.
  • Service is an act of worship. And it’s better if no one ever knows who is behind the scenes.
  • A handwritten note or card can be a great encouragement.
  • A bottle of bubbles on a mission trip can make a difference.
  • Read often. It really does help your ACT scores.
  • Dance in your kitchen even if your teenager has friends over. One day she will look back and smile instead of roll her eyes.
  • Support your husband…even when it’s hard
  • Don’t gossip. If you don’t have anything nice to say…
  • Forgive your children when they mess up. One day they will realize the way you modeled the love of Christ.
  • A hula hoop is handy for corralling a sassy teenage girl. She’ll never forget that moment.
  • Keep a prayer journal. Pray for your children.  Write down when God answers.
  • If God shows you your path and it seems a little scary (and not anything close to what you thought it would be) do it anyway. God and Momma will always have your back.
  • Cereal is a great after school snack.
  • You’ll never regret marrying a man who loves Jesus and plays the guitar.
  • Sometimes, ordering pizza IS cooking dinner.
  • It’s ok to put out Christmas decorations immediately after Oct. 31. If people think you’re crazy, who cares?  Your children will think it’s wonderful.

This weekend I’m thankful for all I’ve been blessed with.  I have a husband and two children who love me.  I have a dad and step mom who think I’m great and smart.  My sisters come to me for advice and encourage me.  I have in-laws that I’m grateful to count as friends.

But today I wanted to call her and I almost forgot that I couldn’t. I even dialed her number.  And grief slipped in.


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