Probably insignificant to anyone else, but I realized this week that I have now been writing this blog for a full year. When I think about where I was then, and where I am today, all I can say is that I am filled with thanksgiving and awe because of the grace that has been shown to me by our Heavenly Father. When I think back on what I’ve written about for the past year, I realize most blogs have reflected my journey as I separated from my husband of thirty-one years, then divorced. I am still raising my two grandsons, pretty much on my own, but I am aware of the responsibility that has been placed in my hands, and no longer see it as a burden, but a blessing.
I have experimented with dating sites (ugh) and have gone out on a few dates. I have made poor judgement calls concerning some of these situations, and even managed to be the victim of a scam, but the damage to my pocketbook was minimal. Not so much for my heart though. I was smitten with a ghost who didn’t really exist, but even now I can say that experience helped me grow up a lot. This ‘stranger’ made me keenly aware of what was missing in my life and made me realize I will never again settle for anything less than what God has in store for me, regarding a future mate. He has been so faithful in answering my prayers through this difficult year, so I fully expect he is preparing someone very special for me, so I will wait patiently.
I just want to say that I appreciate any of you who have visited this website and have read my blogs. I hope I have been a source of help or encouragement to you. I guarantee, these thoughts of mine written down for the world to see have been very therapeutic for me. I am an open book and wear my heart on my sleeve, in case you couldn’t already see that. But I have so much more to say. I feel that it’s time to start getting down to the nitty gritty and begin stirring the pot a little bit. Along with God’s mercy and loving support, he has also been guiding me in new directions, including what I write about here.
I hope you’ll stay with me, invite others to visit, and more than anything, know that everything I write here is written with the purpose of pointing others to God. As we approach the Easter season, I hope when you hear about the passion of Christ, remember that all he did was for each and every one of us. He died so we can live. He was buried but rose again on the third day. The tomb is empty, and we serve a risen Lord. I lived half of my life for myself. I was grafted into God’s family over thirty years ago. Having acquired knowledge from both points of view, I pray you will choose Jesus. He truly is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I have no regrets.