The post I’ve been working on the last two days still has whiny vibes, so here’s a flower pic sent yesterday to my sis on her birthday. Celebratory vibes vs. whiny vibes? Celebratory vibes win: Easter is only one week away!
After photographing these flowers last June at Butchart Gardens in Victoria (B.C.) during our Canada trip, I’m still amazed at their beaming beauty. Inspiring. Uplifting.
We just got home from a most precious memorial celebration for the father of a dear friend. There were a few tears, yet so much joy and laughter celebrating his life – well loved and well lived. Inspiring. Uplifting.
It reminded me of a devotional reading from Henri Nouwen last week:
“There is a time for mourning and a time for dancing.” (Ecclesiastes 3:4) But mourning and dancing are never fully separated… In fact, their times may become one. Mourning may turn into dancing and dancing into mourning without showing a clear point where one ends and the other starts… Let’s trust that the beauty of our lives becomes visible where mourning and dancing touch each other.” Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey
Mourning and dancing touch each other…
Life is a gift!
grace, peace & inspiring lives
Virginia : )
Yes, life is a gift. One of our family’s grandmas just passed at age 96! About a month before she took a picture with red lipstick on and her granddaughter put her on Facebook. So cute!! We are mourning and dancing. Beeutiful flowers!
Elva, your grandma sounds like quite an amazing woman (like you!) We are still mourning and dancing my Mama & Papa — they are so missed, but we dance in the legacy of their love & memories of precious times shared together. Life is a gift! Blessings to you & your family —
grace, peace & legacies of love — Virginia : )
So very touching!
Thank you, Cin — hope you’ve been doing lots of celebratory dancing for your birthday!! Glad we had the chance to pre-celebrate a bit in Charleston. Again, HaPpY HaPpY BIRTHDAY! Life is a gift…
grace, peace & post-birthday-celebratory hugs
Gin : )