It’s OK to Mourn… for a little while
|The pandemic and shutdown has been hard. We all handle things our own way. Here’s a small sample of some of my peaks and valleys. I’ve been overcome with gratitude. I’ve been depressed. I’ve been frustrated, confused. I’ve been undeservedly blessed beyond measure. I’ve stared into the pantry and realized I only had about a half cup of flour; my heart sank.|
It is healthy to mourn losses. If you are new to ACHEV, I want you to know, we in ACHEV have felt some great loss. You could say our ACHEV calendar has a bad case of covid-19! In August alone we would have had two park days, one beach day (at least), a couple of field trips, our Annual Kick-Off and Open-House, our Family BBQ Picnic, and a cozy support meeting in our home, with refreshments, laughter, fellowship and HUGS – long, sweet, luxurious hugs.
|God is so wonderful. He reminded me joy can appear during hard times in small ways when we least expect it. Remember that half cup flour? I suddenly remembered the most delicious (and easy to make) chocolate lava cake that only requires a fourth cup flour. We enjoyed an extravagant dessert, during a shortage! While ACHEV‘s in-person activities may be on ice for a spell, we have focused effort in other areas. We upped support to weekly to accommodate many new families. Our library, a huge undertaking, is already well populated, up and running! The Spirit is moving, bringing life. Having mourned for a little while, I can now look forward expectantly to the year ahead.|