Family · Grief · Inspirational · Relationships · Spirituality

Letting Go…

Welcome my friend! It’s time to grab a cuppa, get comfy & reflect together.

Have you ever had to let go of something that at the time you didn’t really want to let go of?

Maybe it was a career opportunity that in the end just wasn’t good for your family life.

Maybe it was having to let go of a relationship that you knew was unhealthy to stay in.

Or maybe, just maybe it was a loved One who’s time was near & you didn’t want them to go…

But you knew the time was drawing near to let go.

Letting go can be the most difficult thing to do

but often opens Heaven’s door of blessing.

So let’s explore this today.

What does letting go actually mean?

While I can give you my professional perspective on this topic from many years of Clinical experience.

I think a personal experience can speak volumes. So let me make this personal by sharing the following.

It was my birthday recently, my youngest daughter had organised to meet half way between our locations by the river.

close up shot of a birthday cake

Just before I left home I had a phone call from my younger sister not only for birthday wishes…

But to notify me that our dear loved One, who lived a long distance away was very unwell.

Have you ever experienced that knowing when you know God is preparing you for something?

But you don’t necessarily want to acknowledge that nor necessarily want what He has in mind to happen…

Because you know it’s going to be emotionally painful even though it may result in the ultimate blessing.

That was me on that day!


You see our dear loved One has been on a marathon of her life for over seven years with a condition that saw her quality of life slowly decline.

She ran that marathon to the best of her ability & with great courage.

But it took a harsh toll upon her & her husband, another dear loved One who was her dedicated primary caregiver, up until the past twelve months when full time Clinical care was necessary.

A celebration awaits

And so as I drove to the river, that phone call weighed heavily upon my heart.

As I spoke to God about this, He revealed to me the wonder He had awaiting this dear loved One.

But I didn’t want this dear loved One to go on my birthday.

The Prayer

On my way home, I thought about how much suffering this loved One had been through.

And as I remembered my own time in heaven (shared HERE) I thought how could I not want that for her!

For as Jesus promised to those who love Him at the moment of death,

“…you will be with me in Paradise”

Luke 23:43

And the old hymn ‘I Surrender All’ came to mind as I drove home.

In that moment I surrendered my will to God’s Will, entrusting my loved One to His perfect Will for her life.

Two hours later, I received the phone call that my Mum had passed away peacefully, on my birthday.

No longer suffering in this world but now celebrating in the presence of God!

Yes, letting go can be very difficult indeed but it can ultimately bring a blessing of eternity.

Because underneath the surface, it wasn’t really about my birthday, it was not wanting to lose my Mum!

What are you struggling to let go of my friend? Is there a deeper issue at hand in not being able to let go?

Until next time,


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in Prayer

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28 thoughts on “Letting Go…

  1. Jennifer, this is such a timely message for me to have read today. I had to let go of my 26 year old daughter when she decided to disengage herself from me. Boy did I grieve. And your right I had to surrender to God fully. After all she was his before she was mine. I pray for reconciliation.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month dear friend.

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    1. Awww Paula my heart breaks for you, that is such a painful thing to go through.
      I’m glad you have given it to the Lord for your own emotional well-being, for He will work miracles & restoration will come one day. In the meantime resting in His wonderful arms is paramount. Blessings sweet friend ❤️


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