A Long Way

“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” Psalm 126:5

This past weekend, our family traveled to North Carolina to celebrate our nephew getting married. It was good to see relatives, meet new people and to be apart of such a happy occasion. So many times the verse about sowing in tears came to mind. For it was ten years ago that many of these same people gathered for my moms funeral. Tears were sown that day and many, many more afterwards. However, this weekend felt like we were reaping joy in a way. It was a choice each of us had to make years ago. Would we allow the Lord to use this loss for good and His glory or would we refuse His presence in our grief? It was encouraging to look back and see how much our love for God and others has grown, experience fellowship that will continue in eternity and to be reminded that joy is possible again. And I look forward to more celebrating!

PS The flower girl was quite stunning too!

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