I also do this to drown out the sounds of the world, and so that the music will travel with me throughout the day and into the night.
This morning I heard a song by the group "Out of the Gray" that spoke of what "travels well" in life and into our Eternal life, and I thought of how the words to that song speaks so well about what we need to travel with us on our journey through grief . . . "peace, hope and love" travel well, and I would also add "faith."
My journey through grief began when I was 12 years old after the loss of my Dad. As I approach the 1st year since my "little brother" travelled home to God on March 13th, I sense the heaviness of the sadness that I so often experience, as I live with the significant and life-changing loss of my Dad, my son and now my brother. As I continue to live with these losses, I think of how each of them "travelled well" into Eternity leaving behind a measure of the "peace, love, hope and faith" that travlled with them,
I also think of how travelling with these essentials myself doesn't make this journey easier, but possible. A focus on travelling with peace with God and others, hope for healing and better days ahead, love for and from others, and a faith that sustains and strengthens me are certainly vital essentials for me.
Making the necessary and painful journey through grief can be a life-changing journey and I have found the changes in me to be a much improvement in who I am as a person, as I have tried to focus on travelling with "peace, hope, love and faith."
My loved ones "travelled" well in this life and into the next, as did our blessed Savior Jesus Christ; my examples of excellent travellers indeed.
How about you? What travels with you, as you make your way through the journey of grief? Are there burdens that you need to lay down, as you seek peace, hope, love and faith for the journey?
With Peace, Hope and Love,
Angie, "a mom like you"