May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
—1 Corinthians 1:3 NLT
The memory of my journey with dementia that I had with both my mother and father, will always linger. Through times of heartache, I learned that it was okay to cry—to hurt—to fail—to make mistakes—to grieve for what was lost a little more day by day. The years with them were not only a story that broke my heart, but one which built my faith. God was my anchor through the raging tide which ebbed and flowed into the recesses of my heart. He was and still is my only strength. Without Him, this journey would not have been possible, and His peace would not have been real. Each day was another day to walk by faith. To learn another lesson. To enjoy another blessing. To feel another sadness. To experience another joy. To take another step through a sometimes dry and painful valley. To have another opportunity to live as God asked. To receive another opportunity to act justly—to love mercy—to walk humbly with Him. I pray to never lose sight of what these years have taught me. To never lose sight of the power surrender promises. Even though my mother and father are no longer with me, I still attempt to live the lesson they imparted. In always giving myself away, I grow to know this person He gave His life to save—the real me—the person He knows I can be. Life’s journey is not about me, but who He is in me.
© 2018 Lynn Lacher