Many years ago I learned that sunflowers actually track the sun. Just this March, I learned that on cloudy days, sunflowers turn toward other sunflowers. This is amazing to me and surely is a testimony of God's divine plan for us to turn toward one another in the cloudy and stormy times of our lives.
After the death of my youngest son, Kevin, in January 2002, I turned toward the "SON" and toward other "moms like me." God brought many hope-filled grieving women into my life during my cloudy and stormy days. I didn't have to search for them, and I wouldn't have known where to begin searching.
First, He brought close friends who covered me in comfort. Next, He brought Cynthia Weightman; Cynthia and I met at a local grief support group and she turned toward me, as she had suffered the death of her son, Richie, in 2000, and understood what I was experiencing. Through our connection, she introduced me to Umbrella Ministries @ www.umbrellaministries.com.
From these comforting, supportive and encouraging connections Cynthia and I co-founded "Mothers Like Me Comfort Ministry" for grieving moms in Southern California where we companioned with some very special moms. After my husband, Bob, retired
we relocated to Ft. Collins, CO where the ministry was introduced to the community, as I desired to "help more moms in more places."
It's not just other grieving moms that are "sunflowers" in my life, there are many women of faith and hope who are with me in the sunshine and in the cloudy and stormy days and seasons of my life - - and I am with them. These women are like me in that they reach for the SON and turn toward others who follow the SON on cloudy days.
Like the sunflower, God created and intends for me to follow Him, and to turn to other like-minded women in those times and season when I need their comfort, hope and encouragement.
To all the sunflower women in my field of life- I LOVE AND APPRECIATE YOU and thank God for YOU always! Let's keep following the SON!
With Faith, Hope and Love,
Angie "a sunflower like you"