Life has taken us on a complicated journey which I am still endeavouring to walk. I am always having to remind myself to be "calm in the midst of the challenges on my life" Some days I achieve this and feel like I have reached my angle of repose. Other days I realise there is still much learning.
My last post, I wrote about my mum and the road we walked with her as she battled with dementia.
The struggle stopped last year in February, so the anniversary of her passing is not long off now.
How I miss her; it still aches some days when I think of her but we rejoice in that she is free of all that came against her in her final years. She is safe in the arms of Jesus.I will write more about mum close to the anniversary of her passing.
So what have I been up to? I'd like to record some highlights from the past, more for my own benefit really, but trust you will enjoy going down memory lane with me. Through this very stormy time we have gone through and in some ways still go through, there have been wonderful highlights and times of blessings.
This photograph taken while visiting a lavender farm helps me see beauty around us even as storms brew. I know God's word tells us to look up and not at the things around us, and yet I think there are times when you have seen dark clouds on the horizon and the things around bring comfort and a little respite from the impending storm.
The sweet heady aroma of the lavender represents for me the tranquility and presence of God.
He is there before the storm and in the storm.
And finally I add the most important fact about grass withering and flowers fading: but the word of our God stands forever. (Isaiah 40:8)
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever" ~ Hebrews 13:8