I stumbled across this verse in a list of things Paul strove to be and it rang so true to my current experience. It’s hard to explain my life now, but these words capture it perfectly. Sorrow does not conflict with rejoicing, and rejoicing does not end sorrow.
Life is beautiful. My job is life giving. My husband is celebrating in heaven. My daughter is delightful . My sister is an amazing and generous friend. My friends are precious. My home is at peace.
It seems like a paradox to mention both in the same sentence, but it does happen. Your daughter is so cute.
It does sound like a paradox and yet a paradox I keep living. The verse kind of gives me permission to let them coexist. I want to be able to rejoice in some things even while deeply sorrowful about my loss.
And thanks. She does keep me smiling.
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Being able to focus on another loved one is helpful for grieving. I know it has been for me. And thank you for your continued blogs. I have found I learn about others journey and that helps with mine. Hugs and prayers.