I’m hosting a seminar for bereaved moms October 18th. I’ve got it set up as an event on Facebook but I wanted to share it here to make sure no one misses out. ❤
It’s not going to be anything fancy but I hope it will help some of us gird our loins for the last two months of the year that prove challenging to all of us whose child has run ahead to Heaven.
A precious friend who is an amazing baker and caterer will be furnishing the food.
I will be sharing from some things I’ve written in the past and some new things I’ve learned about this year.
We’ll open things up so others who want to can share what has/hasn’t worked for them in the past and we’ll allow for questions and brainstorming.
So bring your appetite, bring a notebook and join us!
We *may* try to Facebook live my talk but don’t depend on that since internet connections out here in the woods aren’t always reliable or strong enough to stream anything.
It’s listed publicly as an event on my own Facebook page and on my public Heartache and Hope page so please go THERE and RSVP if interested.
Here are the important details:
Grief and Holidays Seminar and Supper for Bereaved Moms
Thursday, October 18
6:30-9:30 pm (don’t be thrown off by the length-we will stay and share up to that time, but if you need to leave sooner you certainly can)
Johntown Baptist Church
5201 Vance Road
West Blocton, AL 35184 (About 30/35 minutes from Tuscaloosa, AL and about 45-65 minutes from most Birmingham, AL locations)
There is plenty of space but we need a head count for food and handouts, so RSVP by Sunday, October 14th.
A friend who is now battling a new challenge in addition to child loss posted this on her Facebook timeline:
You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax.
Master the day.
Then just keep doing that every day.
I LOVE it! And it reminded me of this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that has been on my refrigerator for years:
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Truth is, no matter how much we may TRY to live life in weeks or months or years, we really are only able to live it one day at a time.
And as Jesus said over 2000 years ago: “Don’t worry at all then about tomorrow. Tomorrow can take care of itself! One day’s trouble is enough for one day.” (Matthew 6:34)
If I never knew it before, I know it now.
I am good for a single 24 hour period-one revolution of the earth.
Sure I put stuff on my calendar. I have to. But I never take it for granted. I never assume that what I think is going to happen next week really will happen next week.
I know better.
And I’ve also learned there is absolutely NO use in worrying about what MIGHT happen. Because worrying does not rob tomorrow of its problems, it only robs today of its joys.
So I work each day to do THAT day. I make it the most productive, most love-filled and life-giving day I can.
I go to bed satisfied that I’ve done my best.
Get up the next sunrise and do it again.
One day at a time.