Our season may turn into a time of growth if you are willing to dig in right where God has you.
Today would have been my Dad’s 93rd birthday, however, both he and my mom passed away in March. I’ve had to dig deep this year to find the blessings in a year of much loss. Personal growth has come from my deepening faith that although things will be different life goes on. My siblings and I are finding ways of communicating about things we’ve never had to address before in settling of our parents estate matters.
Being my parents primary caretaker, I was so grateful to have been able to spend their final months with them. Had I not been by their sides my regrets would have been many that could never have been made up for since their time on earth was up! They’d lived long, long healthy lives until nearly the end. I praise God for the blessings in that.
We will need to establish new traditions around the holidays since the two heads of family have passed on. Lately I’ve been pondering what that will look like because following traditions has been important to our family unit. Feelings of belonging come with well established habits and customs. It’s the way my siblings and I have been raised.
Our family has also grown in size in recent years, and we’ll need to keep that in mind as we forge ahead and embrace change and figure out new ways of being a family unit. No matter what, we will follow our parents example and there will always be an extra place or two at the table for good company.