I apologize for not writing as frequently as I wanted to commit to. I have found myself practicing what I preach to others. Being still when the world around you is so busy. Like many of you, I get on social media and I see your children growing, fun events, dinner pictures, fabulous vacations and sometimes I see request for prayers and unimaginable life changing events. It reminds me constantly how much life continues to move forward, whether we want it to or not.
Be still my love- I hear this so profoundly from God so often. God reminds me that I am not the focus, you are not the focus. HE is the focus and we will miss the mark continuously if we do not take the time to be still and set our eyes on him. I recently read an article and it talked about the ‘7 things I have learned since I lost my child.’ The author points out that the 7th thing she has learned is this-
Losing my child has given me a deeper purpose in my life. My loss has truly given me eyes to see, ears to hear, lips to speak words of encouragement and arms to embrace those who need that from me. My loss has made me love deeper, think more and be more present for those around me. All of these gifts, I would not have received had I never experienced this loss. I couldn’t agree more with this sentiment.
I have lost the most precious thing a parent can lose, I have also gained so many gifts by enduring this loss. In a world where we are all so busy, God has reminded me. Be still my love- Know that I am God. Keep your eyes on the ultimate prize, eternal life. When I think of this, I am overwhelmed with a calmness and stillness that only God can give me.
Be still my loves, embrace the stillness and abundance of Gods love.
Love Alexis Mom