November, for me has been one of the most difficult times of the years for more than twenty years. I do love the fall, the briliance of the colors, the cripness in the air. The promise of harvest providing food for the winter. But with it, comes memories of loss and sadness. The shortened days and reduced sunshine may effect the mind.
Anyhow, it is the 23th as I write this and I am loving the time spent this week with family. With siblings in from distant states, it is a very special time for loving on each other and getting to know each other again! For our oldest sister, the last year and nearly half, have been spent in a variety of hospital, chemo labs and imaging machines. This year, I want to focus on the fact the Lord has granted her the grace to endure the task. She has set an example unmatched by others. Acceptance, enjoyment and the time to relax!!
May each of you be blessed by the events surrounding you today, this week an the business of the weeks to come. Please remember the greatest gift of all is that of the Father, as he sacrificed the Life of the Son! The One who willingly climbed upon the tree and would have done it for even just me!