Whatta weekend it’s been!
I travelled up from Leicester on Thursday night and started the weekend off early Friday with a trip down to the City Courts. Mike’s Inquest was held at 10am. Wasn’t sure what to expect emotionally but as they proceeded I couldn’t help but feel emotional! Dad was called as a witness and had to swear on the bible and give a statement of who Mike was and his role here on Earth. It was somewhat fitting that before God and the Law Dad gave this somewhat closing testimony of Mike’s Legacy and to declare to the Heavens and Man, Evil did not take Mike.
Friday morning evolved into Christmas shopping in the afternoon, a surprise gift waiting on the front doorstep from my Man to my folks (a bottle of Champagne!!), and a Christmas meal with OM in the evening… I ate about a kilo of Cheese! I think it’s more comical being there in the moment!
Saturday morning started with writing my dissertation, to be pleasantly interrupted half way through by my sister and large black box with my name on it. My Man sent me 20 red, pink, yellow, and white roses! Todd and Karen arrived from America soon after and the house became even more jolly as christmas decorations were put up, amazing food was prepared, and Todd and Dad got funky with Mike’s left over shower gel in the jacuzzi! The bubbles were more than impressive! Definitely one way to throw out a bottle of gel! Well, to be fair, it was Mikes Scent, crazy as it sounds… very difficult to let go… so Dad did it in style!
Sunday was a little slower, with research being conducted on my sister (yes, I knew she was weird) and 6 of her friends. By the 4th slice of pizza, I decided I was never going to eat again after all the food I ate over the weekend! Until today of course!
Today too was slower, but after an email to my grandma about my placement at Scotland Yard needing ironing out with some key details, I received a phone call from the PA of the man in charge of my placement with an appointment for me to attend! I also received permission to defer a big project for University that was suppose to be handed in middle of January, I now have until august. Shifting pressure to make it more manageable in light of my life and university circumstances.
As those reading my blog know, I have so struggled with the “unknown” in life during recent times, but after that one day, where I suddenly realised this is not my battle, things are still ever so much up in the air… but not once, have I felt anxious about anything. I feel like the “process” is happening, God is definitely orchestrating the things in life to come together, and I have no idea whats next or what my destiny is… and I’m more than OK with it. At peace and enjoying the ride focusing on putting one step in front of the other.
Laura is going through her Mock exams for her final year of high school. Would appreciate all the prayers you can give for her! I know she would love to feel and be able to be confident, focuses, disciplined and at peace!