"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

Friday, December 28, 2012


Back in the beginning of August, just before DH fell ill, I posted the following on my blog on August 5th.

“Here are the lyrics that were going through my head during the wee hours of this morning, completely out of the blue. Not a tune I’ve heard in many, many years. An old hymn from my youth.

Leanin on the everlasting arms

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms?

Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

This old hymn by Elisha A. Hoffman was published in 1887, and taken from the scripture verse in Deu 33:27 ~ The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:”

Little did I know how much leaning on Jesus we would both be doing in the coming months and that I am doing now. Sharon from Morning’s Minion reminded me of this song again today in her comment earlier.

Below is a nice rendition of this old favorite.

Listening to this again I got blasted with a verse that we both liked and I read outloud more than once during this time.

But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. Ps. 3:3-5

The Lord took Mark home, he is well, he is at peace. The Lord is sustaining me so that I am able to lie down and sleep in His peace. He is my shield, my glory and the lifter up of my head. All praise and honor and glory be to Him, the author and finisher of my faith. When I am weak, and I am weak, He is my strength.

Call on Him, lean on Him, He is with us always.

FlowerLady Lorraine


  1. There is something about singing scripture that brings His peace. When my little granddaughter passed away this June this is exactly what got me through the immediate shock. Praying with you as you lean on Him. Hugs!

  2. Thank you for sharing all thoughts you have during this awfully hard time for you.. The picture of him waving goodbye is touching also..I think that you are immensely brave for blogging,but I do hope it gets you through the days..It must have been a hard time at Christmas, but I hope you were not too sad.. I also hope that the coming year will be easier for you and your love for the Lord and all he represents and your faith will get you through.. in the meantime, a few hugs from across the pond, and a Happy New Year for you and your family. janzi