Sorry it has been a few days since I last posted. I confess to having a pretty bad week or so there. I seemed to be in a place where I just could NOT do anything productive, and that included making a post...
This past week was a full one, for sure. On Monday, the 16th, it was both my father's and Roger's grandfather's 85th birthday. We have, though, always been fascinated with the fact that the two were born on the exact same day! (Side bar: Roger's grandfather has been recently placed in a nursing home, and besides the fact that it is hard on him, it brings a myriad of other complications among the family, that we would very much appreciate prayer for.) Of course, I remembered Roger being with us last year on Daddy's birthday, when we took him out to eat, and Roger was hobbling around on his crutches. Then, the next day, the 17th, was the 4 month anniversary of Roger's departure here, so it was a pretty "down" day for us. Wednesday, the 18th, was Chelsea's 23rd birthday, and I felt bad for not being with her (but her friends gave her a party, and baked her a cake, and everything, so I am sure she had a great day).
Wednesday night, Scott and Taryn invited me over for dinner, and by Thursday, I was feeling much better again. It's funny how those cycles come and go, ebb and wane. You just never know when they will hit, either. But the grace of God is good to help us through those difficult days.
I have had a lot of people with "skin on" this week, and I appreciate them all so much. It makes such a difference to know we are not going through this life alone!
On a different note, I wanted to let you know that Roger's marker and the memorial bench I ordered have been set now. They are quite beautiful, and a nice tribute to him. I will try to get some pictures up on this site soon, but if you are ever in the Franklin, TN area, be sure to go by and "visit". I joke that my side is empty, because I don't know what to put on the marker, but I think I will just put "And Debbie, too" and be done with it!
Well, it's getting late, and I am proud to have survived another Saturday (18 weeks today), but with much better attitude than last week, even. I am looking forward to getting some things accomplished this week! Please keep me in your prayers, as I journey on, while always
In His Grip!