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  1. Thank you for sharing the raw real feelings. It helps to read someone else’s journey when we’re on a similar journey. Kind of validating the feelings that we are having.

    1. Thank you, Lorna, and so sorry for your pain. I am glad it offered you a bit of comfort. Receive a virtual hug from me, much comfort!

  2. Dyann Shepard says:

    This was fabulous, Darlene. So true and so wise. Grief, disappointment and pain are often the compost that brings new life when we are honest with Jesus and ourselves, it’s difficult in the middle of it, but when we allow the Master Gardner full reign, He will reseed and rebirth something amazing.

    1. Thank you, Dyann. I appreciate your encouragement. And you are correct, that seed that dies…only God to bring new life.
      Blessings on you!

  3. Jackie Freeman says:

    Darlene, your insight is spot on! Since the birth of my first son, who is now fifty, I’ve kept a journal. Over the years, through the highs and lows of parenthood, marriage, widowhood, and life, when I reread the words, I discovered more of myself than I thought was there during those decades. My words serve as a reminder of God’s presence, guiding me through trials and heartaches. I look back, see the depths God has delivered me from, and take joy in knowing He is always with me.

    Keep writing!

    1. Jackie, thank you for sharing! And for your encouraging words. He is indeed, so faithful!
      And you too, keep writing! 🙂 Many blessings!

  4. Kimalea Arrighi says:

    Dearest Darlene,

    Thank you for your powerful words, Messy, insightful, and beautiful in their ability to open dark truths that bring miraculous healing. Truly inspiring.

    1. Kimalea, thank YOU for your kind words. I prayed this piece of writing would comfort others and help them step-pen forward. 🙂 Blessings on YOU! Hope to see you in July!