I’m Back But Different

Sometimes things are going along swimmingly with no crashing waves. And then a wave comes out of nowhere and knocks you breathless.  One of my cousins – the second youngest one – died suddenly last week leaving two young children and it was like RHE and my mother died again.

But of course there are always streams of light to help us regain our bearings.  My beautiful Aunt VHE turned 90 with grace and aplomb, and she makes the world feel safe and whole.  My beautiful friend WM and I caught a little time alone to catch up and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for life.

All of us with busy work lives know that – when we’re away whether it’s for vacation or a work trip – it’s hard to leave regular work behind because it will be piled up to the sky when we return.  So that’s what I walk into today, and with new people to pray for and thank God for.

Happy Tuesday everyone.

4 responses to “I’m Back But Different

  1. Sending care for your heart in the midst of loss- both the most current and raw and the way those losses invite other losses to surface too- wanting loving attention and care. Blessings on your re-entry


  2. bbdarlington@gmail.com

    I am truly sorry for your loss. I have 2 large groups of cousins and have not yet suffered that kind of loss. The pain is real.


  3. I’m sorry for the loss of your cousin. May the Lord provide mercy and grace for the family and friends who are left to carry on.


  4. Sincere condolences on the loss of your cousin. Except for siblings, cousins probably know us better than anybody!


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