Today’s political outcome will be written about in history books. This political season has been complex. We all know that. Emotions are running high and insults fly freely. The conversations that surround our future provoke fear for many. It is hard to listen to and the implications of how our world will change under new presidential leadership are yet unknown.
When I consider what the next hours will be like as we watch the votes unfold, I will say that this complex day is full of mystery.
I love my work with Visiting Angels of West Michigan and am passionate about providing excellent care to our clients. I am blessed with the greatest multitude of angels ever who go into homes and care well for others. Navigating the needs of others is not a simple task, but it is so very rewarding. For 13 years I have fully believed that I am so grateful to be able to work every day in my area of passion.
In the last year, we have not been able to hire enough good people to meet the needs that come to us every day. We continue to provide excellent care but our current group can not continue to work the number of hours they do. The challenge of where to find the people who desire to work in the area of home care fill my thoughts. The tension of hiring people who we believe have excellent potential only to have them quit 48 hours later with a full schedule because…
Serving others, being an excellent employer, balancing the costs of a small business in West Michigan make me realize that this complex day is full of mystery.
Today my friend lost her daughter to cancer. I can not imagine the loss of a child. And my dear friend, at age 70 has had to bury her husband at a young age, her two sons and now her last surviving child. My dear friend has confronted every day with amazing faith and trust in a God that she loves with her whole being, even when the events she must hold are gut wrenching and unfathomable.
When I consider what this day has held for Jeanine and I wonder why one woman would face so much grief and loss I will say that this complex day feels full of mystery.
Politics is not the only thing that makes today complex and full of mystery. It is on the forefront but there is so much more. I want to walk into the complexity and mystery of every situation with courage, confidence and a willingness to say the unknown can provoke many different things in my heart.
And so in the mystery and complexity that will prevail in this day and every day forward. In the grief and the loss and the sorrows. In the decisions I face day in and day out as I navigate living my life with purpose and passion, I continue to return to a verse that I will hold close to my heart. Forever grateful!