Monday, July 24, 2017

Life in the Past Year..Full of Ups and Downs

I know I haven't been actively posting on this blog for a while.

So many things have happened in my life, with our oldest daughter starting college, my husband switching to a new job, watching my mother deteriorate from dementia so that she no longer recognizes me, and the biggest upheaval of the past year - the passing into heaven of my beloved father, the best daddy in the world and one of the most special people one could ever meet.

So life has been surging on in its ups and downs this past year, and I just haven't been at a place of writing much.

But I want to extend my love and greetings to all and wish all a happy and joyous day in Him.  He certainly carries us through the ups and downs of life, doesn't He?  Without Him, I couldn't make it.  But thankfully, He is here and He is so wonderful.  Even when things are dark and we don't feel Him, He's still there.  I'm glad of that, especially since the world felt so dark and lonely and cold after I lost my dad.  God was there in the coldness.  I couldn't feel Him at all, but He was there and He got me through.

I see now that He is with us just as strongly in the dark and cold and lonely times as He is in the 'super-spiritual, receiving great revelations, feeling spiritual joy and strength' times.  It doesn't matter what our perception is or what our feelings are; He's still there holding us.  He's the constant. He never changes.  He never lets go.  He never has and He never will.

So I greet everyone and send out blessings and wish you all the best and hope your days are good and full of joy and peace.  Isn't it a relief that grace is true, that unconditional love is true, that God is truly good?  I'm so thankful that all is well deep down, no matter what's happening on the surface of life.  And I'm so thankful this life story is going to end well.  That gives me a lot of peace.  Everything is going to be okay, for He's involved in the writing of our story and He is the God of happy endings!


6 comments:

  1. You been through a lot.I like how you say that this life story is going to end well .
    Mathew

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    1. Hi there Mathew!
      Yes, it is a relief to know there's a happy ending coming for our life stories..
      Hope you are doing well these days, my brother!

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    2. Hello, Matthew, How are you? How have you been?

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    3. Woolly, I am doing well . Thank you for asking .I recently moved to a new state and the lord provided me with a new ,better job with full benefits.(It does come packaged with many troubles though, Ha Ha John 16:33.) It's great ,but what's even way better is the joy that comes from God,Holy spirit,and Jesus constant love. Now thats something we can always count on and is worth a whole lot more than all the riches in this whole world .How are you? I hope your well .
      Mathew

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  2. Mathew, thank you for catching Woolly and the rest of us up on how you are doing these days! Glad things are going well..you are so right about the joy of His constant love!

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  3. Hello!
    I wanted to take a few moments to write to you and thank you for taking the time to share your blog with us. The post I'm commenting on really spoke to me, because I the past few months have been very difficult for me, too. My wife's dear Mom, with whom I was always very close, reached the point where her dementia wouldn't allow her to take care of herself any longer. She lived about 500 miles away, and it was impossible to get her to consider moving into an assisted care community.
    Last spring, my wife traveled up to see her Mom, after getting a message from a neighbor that concerned her. It turned out that her Mom was suffering from Stage 4 cancer. She had an operation in May that appeared at first to be successful, but her condition deteriorated during the late summer. My wife stayed with her Mom until mid-August, when I came up to join her, help clean out her Mom's house to be sold, and bring Mom to live in a nursing facility near us.
    In November, her Mom passed away. This weekend we lost one of her Mom's cats, who had come to live with us. Both my wife and I are feeling a very complicated mix of emotions and feelings...fatigue, sadness, loss, grief, depression.
    Today I happened upon your blog, and reading your words helped push the clouds away for a bit. And, writing about them here is helping, too.
    Thank you, again, for sharing your uplifting words about God's grace.

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May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14