I was so blessed to visit London this past week with my husband on his business trip. My kids were safe at home with relatives, so while my husband worked during the day, I had a lot of wonderful alone time.
One of my Bible study assignments was to take a prayer walk. I immediately knew I would be spending an afternoon in the beautiful, infamous Hyde Park.
This was not my first visit to this amazing place. Over twenty years ago, after a long day of sightseeing, I laid my exhausted pregnant body next to my first husband in the gorgeous, green grass of Hyde Park. We talked about our dreams for our precious unborn daughter and wondered what she would be like.
On my recent walk so many years later, I prayed.
Prayers of gratitude for the incredible young woman that unborn child has now grown into.
Prayers for forgiveness from the broken promise of forever with the man I laid on the grass with so long ago. Our marriage ended in a devastating divorce. A year and a half later, his death stopped him from watching the little girl we had dreamed about grow up.
Prayers for courage to live the life God has planned for me, overcoming my past and following His path.
Prayers of praise for the beauty that surrounded me on this perfect, sunny day in the park.
And many more prayers of thankfulness and joy for the unbelievable life I have today, which is truly a story of beauty from ashes…
*To see more of my vacation, check out Candace Creates in London!