MY WIFE, DIANA, HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE LILACS SHE GREW UP WITH….THAT ARE STILL BLOOMING TODAY. GETTING HOMESICK, SHE IS.
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My Mother died in May when I was very young. It was especially hard on my Father because he had three young children to raise. He was grieving but had to keep going, work and take care of us. At different times when he was especially sad, he would smell Lilacs. It was God’s way of telling my Father that He held him in the palm of his hand. Because of my Father’s experience, Lilacs have always held a special place in my heart. When I see them and smell them, I am reminded that God knows my heart, loves me and is there with me in any pain or sorrow I am experiencing.
For those who don’t have a living Mother today, who may have lost a loved one recently, know that God has you in the palm of his hand…that He cares…
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