Joy in the Morning
In this world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer. John 16:33
Hello dear ones,
Today is my 57th wedding anniversary. On facebook, a picture of our 52nd anniversary cake was on my feed. Jim and I had decided to make our 50th wedding cake every year and just change the number inserts. Last year, Jim had just been gone for a few weeks when our anniversary arrived. I had a cake made and tried to celebrate and ended up in a psychiatrist’s chair the next day. This year, I wanted no cake and no reminders of the pain and still my heart managed to break into shattered shards. There is no moving on from my grief. I have to figure out how to move forward carrying my grief with me. I interpret Jesus’ words to be of good cheer as telling me not to give up. I am not alone in my struggles. Many of you have challenges as well. Loads of pain. Buckets full of tears. Last week I printed a quotation in large print and have it beside my writing chair. It reads:
Some days, the sadness soaks deep down to the bone. Some days, it demands to be let out in waves of emotion. All days bring their own challenges. May we take one day at a time. Even, one moment at a time. With God’s strength, we can endure hard seasons.
In case no one has told you today I love you bunches. Linda .