I know! It’s been awhile, right? (I just looked — it’s been six months since my last post.)
Let me catch you up …
Over the past year, I’ve spent a lot of my free weekends traveling two and a half hours away to see my grandson, Luke. And on the weekends I wasn’t traveling to visit him, I was working on a writing project which celebrated his first year of life.
I’ve been enjoying a different kind of rhythm to my days these last six months, in particular. My heart has been happy, and I’ve been loving my new role as Mimi.
But then … CORONAVIRUS hit our world!
We are now all living this unfamiliar lifestyle together — but strangely, apart. No longer can we jump in our cars to take weekend trips for fun, or visit family and friends over dinner. No longer can we gather together in groups or share a hug to give comfort or express love. And no longer do we worship in person but participate online instead. Life is being lived cautiously. Many are suffering, and we’re all filled with great uncertainty about what our future holds. As we wait out this pandemic, many of us are seeking new ways to connect and to create special moments at home.
How are you spending your days, friend?
For me — I’ve rediscovered cooking and experimenting with new recipes. I’ve also been spending time outside in my flower garden.
The other morning on my back patio, I discovered just how special one simple moment could be …
The spring flowers that surrounded me and the morning song birds that sang over me,
added a sweet covering of natural peace to my burdened heart.
Sitting in that moment —
sipping my coffee — breathing in and out slowly — reading Scripture,
and journaling my thoughts about our world’s recent events,
I found I was able to release my worries and rest in the moment of just being.
I leave you with this:
“Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.” (NASB)
Stay safe and be well, my friend.
With my whole “Being” and my whole heart,