I’ve tried to write this post in my mind a hundred times. Every morning when I read your sweet comments, private emails and messages it feels like I’m having coffee with all of you. It feels like we’re buds, you know? I look forward our time together each morning.
I hadn’t planned to write this post. I just wanted to keep on trucking through the week like everything was cool. Truth be told, I had all 5 posts ready to go. The only thing I had to do was hit the publish button. But I couldn’t bring myself to actually do it. It just didn’t feel right. If you were hurting I would want to know about it.
That’s why I wanted to let you know I’m with my family today. We’re celebrating the homegoing of one of the most kind and grace-filled women I’ve ever encountered. She was a champion of goodness and strength. She remained joyful for so many years despite a lengthy illness. Our prayers of mercy were answered early Monday morning. She’s at peace now and for that we are so grateful.
I’ll be giving lots of hugs, passing peppermints, tissues and eating lots of pie today and in the coming weeks too. It’s still hard yet what a blessing we are able to find comfort in each other.
While I’m with my family, my bestie S will make sure the rest of my posts this week and next go out as scheduled. For at least the rest of this week, I’ll be quiet on social media. I promise to catch up on comments and miss you guys every day. Thanks so much in advance for your understanding, prayers, concerns and good wishes.
…tho weeping may last for the night, joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5