Until then, we are challenged to find joy within the grief. It is there, all around us! The joy did not cease to exist, only our desire to see it faded. Maybe, clouded by tears, or pain, we became forgetful of the joy in this world. God created beauty in all forms for us to bring a smile to our face, and then share it with someone. The sunrise, the flowers, the birds nesting, rabbits playing in the yard, the sunset. One of my favorite games is 'cloud figures.' I look up to see what God has following me today. Hoping for an angel or a hummingbird...God's beauty is right there-right around the corner.
So, I always try before I sleep to lay this day to rest having made the best of it, having found the joy God planted in it. I hope I made good use of the day, Lord and shared Your blessings with all those I was intended to. I hope I wasn't afraid to peek, because sometimes Your treasures are a little further along in the day, they are right around the corner!
Thank you, Lord for your love and care. I will remember to pray, because I know the power of prayer and faith as a mother grieves.