During the season of Lent, I will be sharing a short post each day as part of the Lent-Photo-a-Day Journey, providing a sort of brief reflection and witness through the journey to and through the cross, to the tomb, and out into the world.
The word designated for March 28th is “Hope.”
As we turn toward Holy Week, there is reason for hope. I could easily find a picture of sunshine or some kind of Easter type picture to depict hope, but today instead I choose this picture of my Mom and I.
Not only does a sunny day at the beach provide me hope, so does having my Mom there and knowing she loves me and supports me. I am thinking of Mom today because it is her birthday. My Mom continues to inspire me as she tries new things, finds new roles, and continues to learn and ask big questions. I have to admit, I’m really blessed that both of my parents put such an emphasis on experiencing life, travel, loving and serving others, and continuing to learn, wonder and ask big questions. I guess it’s no surprise that those passion areas and areas of interest have definitely shaped some of mine. It’s also no surprise, that my Mom’s genuine hope and trust that things will work out has also continued to help me find hope in the midst of my life’s adventures.
Who provides you hope and inspiration? What gives you hope?