This is the holidays when you have buried a child.
The seat at the table that is now empty. A stocking that should be hung. The ornaments that should be on the tree with the handprints and messy decorated cookies.
People don't get it. And that's okay. My Savior does.
He has redeemed me with a mother in law who decorates my sons grave without me asking. She just so happens to have adorned Gavin many times since his death, even at his casket. She also reminds me to stay present in the moments I have.
He has given my kids a stepfather that gives my 6 year old space and time to snuggle with his mom late at night at the random times he decides to talk about how his brother died, when all he wants to do is lay down to sleep after working all day for our family. And then brings me flowers the next morning when I have cried myself to sleep.
He has blessed me with time. A season of stillness, quiet, and not allowing my pursuit of anything new, so that I can be still, process, and just... be.
There are a lot of things in life I cannot explain. I just know, despite the pain and the aching I have, God is a redeeming Savior.
Do not judge those in grief. There is not a timeline. It doesn't just go away. Lovingly support them. Push them to be the best they can be. But also be respectful and understanding. The last thing anyone needs during their grief, is criticism. 'Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.' Psalms 23:4
Dag 2 zit er op! Ben je al langs geweest bij de futuristische dome?
Of wil je een film pakken? Morgen trakteren de kenniscentra van GGM je op de film 'More Human than Human'. 🤖🤖🤖
Wil je weten wat de toenemende robotisering voor de mens betekent? Kom dan morgen naar de Kapittelweg 33!
Happy post..... not mine..... it's for Aaliyah-Mae.
Been contacted for her details to send a card in the post with all the bullying she's been going through. .
She's received this today and can honestly say it's well and truly lifted her spirits. .
A beautiful card and some lovely words and a very unexpected, yet so gratefully received gift..... something to definately lift her spirits and another shopping trip to look forward to. .
A huge thank you, just not from Mae but myself on your generosity to take the time and do something so kind for someone else who's going through a difficult time, tell help raise them up! .
Carolyn..... sweetie you are amazing. Thank you so much!
Two years ago: flights cancelled and I found myself on a detour in Paris. Even better, a few weeks later United reimbursed me for my unplanned Parisian Christmas excursion and 5-star room, stocked with Hermès, on the Champs-Élysées. A little Christmas reminder to never be afraid of the detours or delays in life. Embrace them. You never know when those those irritating cancellations might just hand you a box of macarons and a hand- crafted Père Nöel. 🎄🎅🏼 (Sending prayers for the beautiful City of Lights today.) #paris#detours#christmas#cityoflights#reminders#embrace#unexpected#blessingsindisguise#travel#explore#unknown
#sila means #weather in #greenlandic and today the weather is so #beautiful @arcticfriend @arcticdream3913 @greenlandbytopas @visitgreenland @visit.iceland @greenlandpioneer @greenlandtoday @worldofgreenland @guidetogreenland @guidetoiceland #expect the #unexpected