via Daily Prompt: Sympathy
I am at the close of this September day. My family and friends have been very kind to call to offer sympathy because this is my GirlMic’s date of birth. She died two years ago on September 1, 2015 and they have called to encourage me and share pictures of the beautiful life she lived for fifty one years. I know offering sympathy is one of those times in life where words are never enough so I share this family picture to offer my sympathy to the many people who will find themselves sitting on the front pew.
When I get with survivors and hear their awesome stories, there is a dignified and delightful atmosphere. I heard truth telling as I sat in the University of Memphis Holiday Inn listening to women and men discuss how their purpose was born out of their experiences in the cancer community. We received beautiful gifts at the end of this wonderful Komen Survivor luncheon. We were blessed and I am glad I was able to encourage and cheer these dignified survivors who shared their victories. One of the highlights was meeting my table mates and seeing the smiles.
When God gives me a picture blackout to remind me of His Majesty and Splendor through Scripture, sun and moon, I must pay attention. It is with Inspired Gratitude that I complete this 100 words. When I wake each morning, God lays out my apparel of purpose and He makes it as simple as I need it to be to complete tasks which include the Fruit of the Spirit. Today I completed my Joy Book that I received from my protege, Deener. I always must acknowledge that when she chose me to be her mentor, she helped me learn to fly.
via Daily Prompt: Portion When people meet, they come with many stories inside of them. I share this picture because I met this beautiful May lady of grace and family. We are both celebrating our # 72. We spent a portion of my “Celebration Memories” fundraiser and she and her family gave a donation after our meeting less than thirty minutes. I wanted to write and give a testimony of how the Lord positions people to come together and form a bond of purpose. Mrs B. Isom and family poured into the memories and passion of a stranger to make a difference.
https://goo.gl/photos/9Qtn8MLdeDf78cw67 I accomplished a dream and vision even after a high wind came through our city. I have been planning this memorial celebration for my #72 for months and then many in our city lost power and I had to rearrange the event but I was able to share the memory of Leslie with family and friends. I had a memorable weekend and I am full of joy which I would like to share in these one hundred words. My daughter , GirlMic died on September 1, 2015 after a diagnosis eighteen years before and we will always remember her in our storytelling opportunities.
via Photo Challenge: Heritage My heritage of Education is my focus eight days before Celebration 72. I share that the formal education that I have pursued comes from my love of reading and writing. I still remember my first grade teacher at Magnolia School and her words about the importance of being educated. I was always drawn to teachers who shared their self, soul and spirit to help me achieve my education. I keep pictures from several of my College/ Universities graduations on my Vision Board. They range from 1972 AD, 1984 BSN and 1991 MS. They represent my love of life long learning. .
via Photo Challenge: Reflecting Why do I wake at 01:17 to start a writing challenge? I did and since this is something I do frequently, I began to do some soul searching and reflecting. I am reading a quote from the devotional I published and these words of prayer reflect my feelings as I gaze up at another full moon. I wrote, “Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the smiles, listeners, and touch. Thank You for the movement of the Holy Spirit as I know You are daily opening doors for me to step through for Your glory.” I see You!