Journeys……. we are all on a journey, taking either a familiar or uncharted path; as we meet each day with its twists and turns, we forge ahead on our “forever journey”… spending countless hours in our dreams and hopes for our future; then, when we least expect it, we are suddenly stranded, trying to find our way. How quickly our hopes and dreams turn into tears and sadness. We are lost; we are confused; we struggle to find our way back. But, there is no way back; we can only travel forward.
Dear John Michael – 12 years, but only 12 minutes in my mind. You were my forever journey… How unreal it is for me to visit the cemetery and know I am alone. But, I quickly find solace in knowing every step I take, it is because of you and dad giving me the courage to become the “journey” – to embrace the wonderful memories of laughter and love that still live and thrive in my heart. So, as I search my way through this new journey, I give thanks for knowing that “I loved a little boy very, very much, even more so than myself” and because of you, I’ve not lost faith in knowing I will see you again.
“Go in peace. The journey on which you go is under the eye of the Lord.” Judges 8:16