McKenzie had these flowers and card on our kitchen counter the morning of what would have been our 23rd Anniversary – She even spent her own money on everything. Obviously Bonnie’s absence creates a sense of loss and sadness. While in the mix of those emotions rests the reality that this is not, ‘the end’. In the mix of these feelings is the reminder that God has created us to be in relationships and to be in community. This year my heart was encouraged by the hope that is yet to come and from the stark reality of the relationships and blessings in my life. So in our continued journey I am reminded of God’s faithfulness – which is revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and lived out by so many of the friends.
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just a couple of potentially difficult days for those whose mom and dad are no longer on this side of eternity. I’ve taken some time to reflect (there are four parts to this mini series) in the process) on ways to step into these days and embrace them. Click here to read some very practical ways to honor those who have passed away. I’d love to hear what’s working for you.