A joyful Monday to all of my sweeties out there!!
I feel like I have so much to share with you that I
am just going to burst!! So much going on, so many
different feelings, but this is about JOY...will you
indulge me as I share some personal joy?
Hopefully, you, too, will find JOY in some rather
I have been really missing my Mom lately. It kind
of comes and goes, but it is still hard for me
to grasp that she is gone.
I don't know if it will ever really sink in.
It hurts a lot sometimes, even after almost 5 years.
SO WHERE IS THE JOY IN THAT, BECKY?
I was blessed to have an amazing, loving Mom,
friend, and cheerleader. She was a true inspiration
and I couldn't have asked for a better Mom!!
I FIND GREAT JOY IN THAT!!
My sister-in law's memorial service was gut-wrenching,
and so totally senseless. Such a tragic loss.
AGAIN, WHERE IS THE JOY IN THAT?
I am so blessed to be part of such a loving, supportive family.
All of my siblings were in attendance along with
As each family member arrived the sense of my
brother's assurance that he would be ok was elevated,
and the love and support was so strong that I think
every person in the room could not only see it,
but feel it, too!!
A family functioning as God would have them function in
My Mom's brother, Bud, Uncle Bud has always been
my favorite uncle. His wife Janice, was my favorite
Years ago they went through a painful divorce, and each
got remarried. I never got to see Aunt Janice anymore.
There was this emptiness in my heart without her there.
Well, a couple of months ago, her husband passed away.
And guess what?
She came to the memorial service!! I got to hug
her a bunch of times, and tell her how much I had
missed her, how glad I was to see her, and she said
she had missed us all very much, too!!
My favorite cousins came, too (her daughters) and I am
going to begin to see one of them regularly as well as
my Uncle Bud. He is the best!!
JOY!! JOY!! JOY!!
Thank you all again for your kind thoughts
So, sweeties, start looking around, even in the seemingly
dark places, and you may be surprised to find some
where you would least expect it!!
and prayers. You are truly a blessing to me!!
I'll be posting an update tomorrow.
Joy and hugs,