November 1st arrived with a joyous family celebration honoring my mother on her 89th birthday. Three days later we mourned her very sudden, unexpected passing. Six days after my conducting her graveside service, we celebrated her life and new home in Heaven with a memorial service at her retirement center. Four days following her last earthly send-off, our precious grandson comes into this world exactly two weeks after my mom’s death. Wow, the circle of life truly engulfed us!
With all the range of emotions, this month personally has been one for the record books. From tears of sorrow to joy, we have experienced so much within the last thirty days. At times of becoming overwhelmed with it all, I have cried out to the Lord yet been greatly comforted through the power of His Holy Spirit.
November 2014 shall always be a month of great change for us–loss of one precious life, birth of another. May the recent incredible life events drive me toward a deeper heart for God. May I resolve to walk with greater faith and gratitude as a new, yet unfamiliar era dawns.