Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Theme for 2013...Words to Live By.


                                Live so that
your children
                               can tell
their children
                              that you
                                 not only stood
                        for something
                             you acted
on it.
                                     DAN ZADRA

Sometimes life just leaves me speechless. Life's glory, miracles, heartache...all of it.
I'm not sure how many times I have been tempted to write on this blog in 2013, but I have
listened to my inner voice about where the conversations should happen.

More often than not, they have been in person. 

When I started this blog I wanted to record my life lessons. Some days they come in small droplets from a faucet not turned off quite completely. Other days the lessons feel like rushing bath water filling up the tub with hot foamy bubbles. I have learned to welcome them all.

I am wanting ALWAYS to live my life authentically. To be truthful to who I really am and who God Almighty made me to be. I am wanting to be OPEN to life, even when I am truly baffled at the losses
and the twists and turns, unexpected. How did it all end up here? What am I supposed to learn from this?

Bert and I are more nostalgic. Old stories abound with their laughter and tears. We find great comfort in each other, like an old throw that wraps you up in knowingness. He is the love of my life.

That's for sure.
That's for always.

And JOY....
It's everywhere!

This summer, grandchildren, reading great books, jumping off the diving board with my clothes on?
I wouldn't trade any of it.

And many times a day I find myself asking...
How could I ever do this without my Jesus, the saver of my soul.
In truth, i just couldn't.
I turn to Him, often minute-by-minute...
Mad, sad, glad....
He is my trusted companion.

That's for sure.
That's for always. 

And all of you dear ones? How are you?
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers whether you read this or not.

My sweet daughters, Jessi and Amy, do you have any idea how much I love you?
If you take in how much you love your precious babies, that's how much I have
always loved you.

That's for sure.
That's for always.

Time to get ready for church, time to see Boppa sing in the gospel choir!
God Bless, dear ones.
I love you to the moon and back!

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