Yes, I know it has been a few days again since I posted, but I was actually away from home for a week or so, visiting with friends, and having a refreshing time. Yesterday, as I was travelling home, I thought a lot about Roger (of course), and the fact that yesterday was 20 weeks that he has been gone. In some ways, it has flown by, and in many other ways, it has been a lifetime. Yet, I am finding that God is still faithful, and life can go on, although in a much different way. I am thankful for the many ways He has helped me fill my time during these past weeks, providing opportunities for renewing friendships and relationships that have helped me get through some very difficult days. And the days are less difficult after 20 weeks than they were at 6 weeks, etc., so we keep going and trusting, and believing.
I received an email from a friend recently that really spoke to me, and after consulting with her, I thought it would be nice to share some of her thoughts with you. This email touched me and spoke to me, and I thought her words would mean a lot to some of you who may be going through difficult times. Although, of course, it is directed at my circumstances, there is a lot of "meat" in it that can apply to other situations, as well. I hope you enjoy this little "guest" perspective! Until next time, I remain very securely
In His Grip,
I am sorry you have been having some really hard days, but I am not surprised, and I know you're not either. Marriage is about "oneness." That's why, when it's a right kind of marriage, it's so wonderful and why Jesus chose it as the perfect illustration of the relationship between Himself and His followers. When half of yourself is relocated to an "out of reach" place for a period of time, it is bound to be painful. After all part of yourself has been cut away, and even the all knowing Physician of all Comfort will use time and circumstances to realign and rebalance you for the next steps He has planned. He knows our "grief clocks" are all different, but as we trust He works. Trusting may very well be your most difficult task.