Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Not the Same:Seasons of Life after Loss

Not the Same: Seasons of Life after Loss


 Over the past few years, I have lost several family members in my parents generation, including my Dad. In addition to those that have passed on, my Mother and my Aunt have dementia. I know that not everyone grew up the way that I did. I know that all families have their quirks and issues but in my experience, my cousins and I were loved big by this generation. I never once doubted that these people were in my corner. They were present in person, or other wise acknowledged every major event in our lives from holidays spent together, cookouts, birthdays, ballgames, graduations, new jobs, engagements, weddings, the birth of our children, and when we bought or built a house. People say that it takes a village, these people were our village. They were not afraid to scold us or make us behave if needed. They were not afraid to work either, if we needed help these people were there ready to do whatever was needed. 

These people were filled with faith in their Savior. They lived their lives in such a way that we were able to witness this faith and grace in our everyday life. Some of us were lucky enough to grow up having some of these people as Sunday School Teachers, Children's Church Leaders, or just sitting in front of or behind us at Church. I have a sneaking suspicion that they all prayed for us regularly, some of us more than others.

There are so many stories that I could tell, the mountains of memories I could share, along with the endless smiles and laughter shared with each other over the years tells us that this generation lived life well. Over the years, we have lost some dear loved ones, things have changed, traditions have adapted and some have fallen by the wayside but those childhood memories will forever live in my heart. These people and the time spent with them helped us become the people we are today. 

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Not the Same:Seasons of Life after Loss

Not the Same: Seasons of Life after Loss  Over the past few years, I have lost several family members in my parents generation, inclu...