Rebuilding My Grieving Life

My Musings

Yesterday marked thirty months (two and one-half years) since Mr Van left us for heaven. That’s over 900 days which is almost unbelievable to me…

I decided to have a quiet day which began by attending our online church service. It is always a comfort when I need a day of privacy.

  • I see more glimpses of having the capacity to look ahead a bit, and yet needing to still stay in the day and just do the next thing.
  • I see fewer days of continuous tears, and yet still get surprised by grief when I least expect it.
  • I see some desire to have a more public life than I have for these past two-plus years, and yet I know that I need quiet days as well in order to pace myself.

I have almost always had a lot of projects on the go, but I am missing my person who gave me so much encouragement and perspective in them.

  • It has been a busy almost five weeks taking my suite apart, having air conditioning installed, cleaning afterwards (drywall dust, etc.), and then putting the condo back together. Not quite done but getting there. I actually feel like I moved.
  • I just bought the flowers for my balcony and am looking forward to tending to them.
  • I am beginning to work on rebuilding a rhythm into my life.

Spring weather has finally arrived in northern Alberta and it is amazing! Waking up to sunshine and blue skies is the best!

  • I am so thankful for all the beauty that surrounds us if we take the time to notice.
  • I am so thankful for family and good friends.
  • I am so thankful for my Audience of One who loves me, encourages me, and also gives me perspective from day to day.
Your Musings

I don’t know what you are facing this week. It seems that everyone has something difficult going on in their life right now but I pray that you know Who to go to as you face those hard things.

  • Look for the beauty.
  • Treasure your people.
  • Give God the glory for all that He provides for you as you follow His leading. He’s just waiting for you to come to Him!

Have a great week! Love, Colleen

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