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It’s been over twenty years since the loss of my mom. Some days it feels like one year and other days it feels like fifty. I remember my first 4th of July without her in my life…not because it was the 4th of July, but because it was ten days away from marking the one year anniversary of her death. I remember the terrifying thought that swept over me as I drove to meet friends to watch a fireworks display.
“Lord, what if I forget her?”
The question upset me so much, I turned my car around and went home.
Today, I am thankful. I am so thankful that God has blessed us with the ability to remember. Just yesterday, I was remembering and sharing with the ladies in my bible study group that not only do I remember the loss but I remember what God can do with the loss. I remember how He is powerful enough to take even our deepest hurts and use them for His glory.
And, I wouldn’t want it any other way. The joy, the sorrow. The pain, the healing. It’s shaped me into who I am today. It’s brought me to this spacious place.