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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

thoughtful thursday: spring

What Spring does to my heart.....

Everything reminds me of my brave boy, every day. Spring, however, is a special reminder for many reasons. 
1. Spring was B's favorite season. I clearly remember him stating this often.
2. The flowers are blooming. Life is returning to the earth, replacing the dark, dreary, cold, brown earth of the winter. Thus, each flower, as it begins to flourish, reminds me of God's creation, our hope, and B's love of the outdoors...his appreciation of it's beauty.
3. B was a May baby. His is the first birthday of the year, out of all of our children. As a result, the blooming tulips and lilacs are to me as a welcoming committee and an announcement of his birthday each year. It's as if God is making things beautiful, just for us!

Think of that. God makes things beautiful...that is one of our favorite songs, which became the music to our video that we made of B and his journey, shortly after he left us for Heaven. As I wrote that above, it really hit me...we have found a beautiful thing in this. In fact, we have found many beautiful things. 

What beautiful to do you see in your loss? 

Look for it..it is there.... 

1 comment:

Beth in IL said...

I was thinking about B the other day as I walked to the park and heard a hawk scream. He did so love the outdoors.

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.