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Steph ReflEXE - Apr 2018

Well, I came back from holiday looking forward to catching up watching some programmes on iplayer. Husband was out, so it was a perfect opportunity for me to settle down and watch, 'Call the Mid-Wife', one of my favourites, and a programme my husband likes to avoid. A perfect hours relaxing viewing, before returning to work.

But no! I was wrong! There was nothing relaxing about it, at all! It was devastating! The story-line was not what I was expecting. And neither was the outcome. I felt completely wrung out by the end. I was emotionally drained.
I rather regretted watching it in the first place.

And of course, on reflection, I realise that life is full of the unexpected. Everything seems to be going along swimmingly. The sun is shining. The sky is blue. Spring is on the way and all is great with the world. And then suddenly, wham! bang! something happens, something devastating comes from nowhere and the sun may still be shining, but you can't see it any more, because everything has turned dark and black.

That's exactly what happened in this episode of, 'Call the Mid-Wife'. And yet in the midst of a deep, tragic, personal disaster, words of comfort and hope were uttered:

'The Lord is my Shepherd, he is everything I need... Even though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death I will fear no evil... Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.'

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