Written by Plymouth County Outreach Peer Grief Support Specialist, Mary Peckham.
So last night I was working on my outreach list in bed, we have not been able to do my visits, so I will be making phone calls and I happened to notice this tiny, what I thought was lint under my pad of paper, that had all the names of loved ones that have lost that I will call.
That is no ordinary piece of lint to a grieving mom … that is the tiniest heart, sent from the biggest heart in Heaven … God. And why did He send that ? HOPE !!!
He has my son safe and whole and these signs no matter how big or small, they are the hope that keeps me walking, that gives me the strength to do what I do now, that helps me to find joy and laughter and Light in this tear filled darkness of grief.
Sometimes I can go without a sign for awhile and then when it’s the darkest and especially when I am doing the work God has set me on now is when those signs fly … hawks fly and escort me when I do a visit, after a recovery coach zoom meeting I look up and a hawk is flying behind me over the pond, planting a memorial sunflower garden and a dragonfly sits with me for awhile.
It is at the darkest times that the Light of Hope can slowly encompass the shadows …
Signs of HOPE,
Signs of LOVE,
Signs of MATTHEW
Signs of GOD