Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol,
you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
Psalm 139:7-10 ESV
God wants to walk with us, speak with us, share our hopes and dreams, bear our burdens and sorrows,
guide us, guard us, and lead us to our perfection in Heaven.
from Mercy and Hope
(the Mayor and Geoffery / Julie Cook / 2018)
The Mayor has come and the Mayor has now gone….home.
And so as I find myself somewhat lost in the now palpable emptiness and stillness…
much like any grandparent, the separation of missing those minuscule daily changes
of growing, and the impenetrable bonding of heart to heart…
I struggle with how things are meant to be.
Where is my solace?
Where is the consolation of my now eerily quiet life that was once just so full and constant?
In knowing that my heart will always be with her, no matter what, no matter where,
no matter the time nor the space of life or death…
It is because I know that God is forever mine and I am forever His…
and so… we are all of His heart.
“Let each of us accept the truth of the following statement and try to make it
our most fundamental principle:
Christ’s teaching will never let us down, while worldly wisdom always will.
Christ Himself said that this sort of wisdom was like a house with nothing but sand as its foundation,
while His own was like a building with solid rock as its foundation.”
St. Vincent de Paul
Such a beautiful little girl. You can see the mischief yet the love in her eyes. She is blessed to have you as a grandma. Your wisdom will build her little heart into one for the Lord. That is our consolation as grandparents. Though we are not always with them, we can give them our best when we are.
I liken us to a base foudation…something stable in times of the instability of growing.
Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.
Thank you GW—from the little SC along with
the big SC 🙂
Amen and Amen 😍🙏😁
Beautiful thoughts, dearest Jules! You have a way of reminding us of the simple beauties in our lives–love for family, etc– that is incomparably moving! Love you, my friend! ❤
Thanks Lynn–please know that I might not have been able to touch base as of late, I’ve thought about you and hoped you and your family enjoyed Christmas and the New Year and you got your work all done (and Painted)
Adorable mayor who has learned to look at all angles of a situation with serious focus for the right. Long may she rule. 😀
We’ll see how she rules when the little brother arrives 🙂
Aww…this gives me a little window into “grandparenting.”
it is a joy and yet a massive tugging of the heart…
When’s the next time you see the Major again?
It won’t be too long otherwise I have withdrawals— probably one day next week 🥰
Aww glad you will get to see her