What am I holding on to? What am I letting go of? Two questions out of my Define My Day journal.
But first, a backtrack. I already shared that my very kind neighbor, Sam, offered to let me try out her food processor. So I did. As it happens, our very kind neighbor said we could keep it. It was just collecting dust at her house. Thank you, Sam!
So yes! We’re holding on to you, processor. Processing at the Inn kitchen is kind of fun🤗 Zucchini Gratin with Yellow Squash (mom loved it💗), Zucchini Blueberry Bread (thanks, Kim, for your recipe!) and ordinary humble Cole Slaw.
Hello Spring🌿 You showed up at the perfect time! We welcome lighter and brighter. Farewell Winter. We’re letting you go.
In one of my many readings, I came across this quote: “Action produces traction.”
I’m struggling to gain traction. I’ve sorta stalled. I miss creating my own rhythms. I miss the quiet unhurried pace of my former life before mom’s cancer.
Somedays, with a migraine for company, I feel like I’m on one of those dizzying roundabouts, looking for an exit. And there is no exit. Do you ever feel that way?
No matter how long or ragged the days may be, there is always a reminder, written on my wrist bracelet. Never quit.
Then these ancient words found in Nehemiah 8:10: “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” Joy in the goodness of God builds traction.
I’m both holding on and letting go.
And while circling the roundabout, God has given me some pretty great friends. Gifts, really. Because it is hard to hold on and harder to let go all by yourself.
Thank you to so many who have given me the gift of understanding. Thank you to those who are praying for mom (for almost two years now).
And if you are here reading my chatter, I consider you my friend⚘️
Come, just as you are.
PS: If you are on a roundabout of your own, I’ll gladly share my words with you💗 Finding smiles and joy.