Tuesday, 3 November 2015

The flowers still grow


As a clergy wife there are a lot of emotional things that you have to hold loosely because they are not your stories, but the emotion involved still affects you. I find journalling helps me with this. This last week has been a hard one, including some personal stuff and some congregational stuff.

I find myself thinking about events - surgery for cancer with unexpected anaesthetic side effects; a father suddenly rushed into hospital with an infection; unplanned car repairs; a sudden death away from home and the planning of the funeral; an expected death and another funeral to be planned; waiting to hear about a job; visitors staying for a month; creative preparations for Christmas; a couple of people coping with spouses with Alzheimer's; a couple of birthdays.

And the over-riding thought?

Life goes on.

Amidst the unexpected, the loss, the grief, the worry, birthdays still happen, and the flowers still grow.


4 comments:

  1. Yes, so true, life goes on. Though for people personally and closely affected by tragedies, life may never be the same again. Another very deep and thought-provoking page, Tracy.

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  2. Lovely, lovely post. Yes, the flowers still grow, regardless. Thanks for the reminder - it's great to recall that when all is darkish in our world, there is still a spot where colour blooms.

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  3. Yes life always goes on and we look back and wonder how we got through all the stuff. Bless you, Tracy, I hope things get a little easier. Wonderful page, its so good to journal.

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