Umbrella Ministries

Last night I was invited to join friends for a free concert. What a delight.

The evening was sponsored by Umbrella Ministries, a nonprofit, strictly volunteer, Christian organization that reaches out to mothers who have lost a child.   The evening was full of hope and promise. The founder, Daisy, got up and spoke about the complete devastation she experienced when she lost her child. She told of how she took up journaling afterwards. The words she wrote were put into a book eventually, and used to help others. She included words of scripture and practical advice that continue to heal broken hearts.


The power of Scripture. The power of words. The power of not feeling alone.

There is that part of us, in our very core that begs to have people understand us. Sometimes mere words cannot be spoken that convey what you want to say or even what you want to hear. Feelings and emotions can be too sharp; too painful. Some topics are just too emotional, too personal, too embarrassing, and too raw.

Last night as I sat feeling tender and very glad I was a part of something bigger than myself, it got me to thinking: this blog that you are reading started much in the same way as Umbrella Ministries.

Journaling  is like a little seed

My blog started with a journal, as well. I wrote prayers to God. I wrote about how unfair it all felt to find out I had a neurogenic bladder. In the early days I felt like I had nowhere to turn. I felt isolated, sensitive and alone. Kind of like an open bleeding wound that felt repulsive and uninviting.

Now, because of the support I have received along the way I no longer feel like that, of course. Emotional healing occurred in me as I found others that understood how I felt and walked along-side me.

We truly need each other.

Do You have a passion to help others in your heart?

Do you have a story to share of a time you experienced emotional healing after receiving a difficult diagnosis? Our Circle of Friends is the place where you can offer encouragement to others by sharing your story.

We are better together.