But this week was also my father's birthday. And try as I might, I could not stop feeling those twinges of sadness. And wishing things were different.
But I have to be REAL. I have to try to live in the present and accept what is. I will keep open to the possibility, but I have to let go of the wishing.
So I prayed for my father, hoping he will someday find healing and wholeness. That somehow made me feel better.
FYI - I have decided to keep a Lenten Journal. In the interest of keeping myself organized, and also because I love blogging, I started a blog just for this journal. It is called, interesting enough, Lenten Journal. (How original.)
I will write whatever I feel called to write. Whenever I feel called to write. A sharing of my journey through Lent. I may write about being a survivor, I may not. It is all about what I am doing or feeling at that moment.
My prayers are with you all.