"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

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Still moving forward


Each new day is a gift! We can either wallow in self-pity, or be thankful to God for his many blessings in our life. It’s been eight months now since my dear husband went to be with his Maker and while I still miss him every single day, I am not as distraught as I was at first.

Jesus has been my strength, seeing me through every step of my journey. He is filling my life with his love, peace and strength. I still have times of tears, but I also have times of thankfulness and joy for the 43 years of marriage we had.

I am going through things, doing some rearranging and making forward progress in this new life I’m living. I ask Jesus for help and he gives it. I am excited about an indoor project I am working on and while doing this have found some real treasures in artwork done by my husband. I’ve come across other things too and my love for him continues to grow even though he’s no longer here. God blessed me by answering my prayer as a young girl when I prayed for Him to send me someone who loved me and someone for me to love as well.

On the 8th of next month is the anniversary of our marriage, it would have been our 44th.  I still plan to fix a nice dinner, as I always did, to celebrate the love and our life that God blessed us with.  I am thankful.

I am also thankful for this time in my life of drawing closer to Jesus. He brought me to where I am, he knows all that I am going through and he knows what he as in store for me.

MKJV ~ Jer 29:11 ~ For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

I want to rest daily in God’s tender loving care, to grow in his grace.

May you do the same.

FlowerLady Lorraine


  1. Your first two sentences are so true! Each day truly is a gift and when we are in need our Maker is always there lifting us up. I am glad to see that you are doing well.

  2. .. in everything give thanks....

    You are a living example of this command! I'm always encouraged to read how the Lord has brought you through one of life's most difficult trials. It gives me hope for the future. Thank you for your posts and for always pointing us toward Christ.

  3. I think of you often. Grace to you.

  4. This Scripture is one of my favorites, one I've passed on to people in trouble. It never fails to get me back on the right track, never fails to strengthen me, never fails to remind me of how far God has walked with me, how faithful He has been- and is.
    Moving forward is not very easy but necessary. One misses out on all that matters if our focus point is always on what makes us sad. I think of you often, am so grateful the Lord brought us together. Love you much.

  5. Just checking in to see how you are doing. I'm sure commemorating your anniversary was hard for you. They still are for me too. I see you haven't written in awhile. I pray you are well and continuing to move forward, finding strength and joy in Him.