My ‘Road to Emmaus’ journey started at birth, but has since led me on an ordinary journey with some extraordinary experiences. Along the way I have met some incredible people, some not so, learnt life’s lessons, given much, taken, shared, accomplished stuff that I am incredibly proud of, some not so and I still haven’t reached my destination. All the while the Lord walks alongside me, just as he does for each of you.
2 Corinthians 5:7 - For we walk by faith, not by sight.
You all know the feeling that surfaces with seeing a perennial come back in Spring, especially if it is one that you favour or love the most. This year, to my surprise the Lily of the Valley showed its humble yet extravagantly beautiful and fragrant self. I am deeply appreciative that despite the grim circumstances around the world we can focus on the beauty of nature, even if for a short while. They are known to be aggressive spreaders and poisonous too, but they are certainly welcome in my garden.
Song of Solomon 2:1 - I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
To my dearest mother who is far away physically but closest to my heart – Happy Mothers Day. You have been my mentor and guide growing up and to you I owe every value and ethic I have. Thank you for filling our lives with happiness and joy and laughter, for instilling in us love for God, for teaching us life and love and for standing by and supporting us even until today. You have been and will always be the most precious to us.
Proverbs 31:28-31 - Her children rise up and called her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.'