A LOOK BACK AT JUNE (through Lorenda’s eyes)…
This blog will not be too long, but I hope it blesses you. I‘m going to talk about grief and sadness.
This month has been a roller coaster ride for my emotions, but the Holy Spirit has been my comforter and his comfort is the sweetest I know.
Two major things happened in June that rocked my world: my brother had a test come back showing that his cancer may have returned and my body started to grieve my oldest son leaving for college. Good news about my brother…God heard our prayers and it’s just inflammation, not cancer! Praise God for his grace and mercy. As for my body beginning to grieve my oldest leaving for college very soon, this is real and caught me off guard. I knew I would be sad (and excited for his future), I didn’t think I would start to feel the sadness just yet. Well let me tell you, me and my boys have been together all the time (homeschooling, serving together, playing together, basically everything together) and unbeknownst to me, my body feels what is coming up just shortly and it began to just feel sad/blue. Grief/loss is real and I need to make sure to take the time to experience these feelings and find the comfort of the Holy Spirit during these times that is so sweet from my Abba Father. Pray with me through this, it’s going to be tough for me as I LOVE both my boys with ALL that I am. Don’t mistake this for all sadness though, I KNOW God has big plans for Messiah and can’t wait to see all that the Lord is going to do in and through him. A good friend said savor each moment, so that is what I have been trying to do. One special day I’ll never forget is when Messiah and I went on a date to have breakfast and then played basketball. I don’t like running too much, so we play HORSE instead of a basketball game…I WON! It was a special time together. Our running joke is me telling Messiah he’s going to miss his best friend (me)…but truth be told, over time we have become not only mother/son but great friends. May the Lord bless him and keep him as I shoot my arrow into the world to pierce the hearts of the people for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
These events left me pressing into to God deeply. Many times it’s through the tough times that God feels so real! He is a great daddy and has been carrying me along the way. It reminds me of a poem my my absolutely loves “Footprints in the Sand”. He totally has been carrying me through this month.
Prayers please for save travels. We will be going to the states in just a few days.
Love y’all bunches! See some of y’all very soon!