"Falling in love is the easy part.
It is quite different from being in love.
If you are blessed,
you fall in love with your spouse again a little bit every day.
Love is a choice,
a decision to love no matter what the day brings.
You are in love because you choose to be in love.
You made a promise, a commitment, to love each other."
Author Unknown


Sunday, December 30, 2012

It is hard to …

 

get motivated.

When Mark was here it was easy to be motivated to ‘do’ things. I have always loved ‘doing’ for and with him since the beginning when we were dating. That’s 46 years and now I find myself sort of walking in a haze when I first get up, as now it’s all up to me to figure out everything that needs doing. I think it will get easier, but these past three weeks have been hard adjusting to do just ‘doing’ for me.

I even feel a bit guilty for ‘doing for me’ now and I shouldn’t. A verse came to me this afternoon after I had worked  on my garden project and on the patio garden area. It was this:  Col 3:23 ~ And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord.  ~ This was what I needed and is especially more meaningful to me as God is now my husband.

I made a homemade pizza tonight, something we both loved. The timer just went off, so I will say goodnight for now. I will enjoy supper and raise my glass of red wine in a toast to God for his goodness and to my dear sweet Mark who enjoyed my cooking.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Another verse for today:

Isaiah 41:10

Fear Not
I am with thee
Be Not Dismayed
I am thy God
I will strengthen thee
I will help thee
I will uphold thee

5 comments:

  1. Yes when I first found myself alone it was hard to make the transition from doing things for other people, to doing them just for me. I thing you are doing great. Hugs.

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  2. Mark is always going to be perched on your shoulder, Lorraine, cheering you along on this new journey. Trust your instincts. You do us all proud.

    Smiling with you as I say, “To your health”!

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  3. That ' haze ' you are in is shock still. Take it slow and steady, one day at a time like you are doing. hugs!!!

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  4. Praising God that you have His peace, love and Word to bring comfort. You are not alone. 'See' you in the New Year.

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  5. You are doing so well. Please do not rush, and have patience.
    Hugs to you and a wonderful, peaceful evening.

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