I was happily married to my best friend for 43 years. We married in Sept. 1969. We lived, loved and played in our compound which includes our tiny 50's cottage, a workshop, outbuildings and gardens on 1/4 acre.
On 09 Dec 2012 my dear husband went to be with the Great Creator of the Universe and all that is in it, who we believe is Jesus/God. My DH is free, in body and spirit now. No more pain or sorrow, only joy, peace and perfect health. I miss him terribly and this is just the beginning of my continuing journey in this life, without him. I'm not without hope though and I believe we will be reunited when the time comes. Love is forever.
It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
The Continuing Journey
A new blog about this next phase in my life. It will be a learning experience. One of dependence on God to fill the void left in my life by the loss of my DH. It will be my thoughts and times of grief. A place to let it out. Maybe it will be of some help to others.
I found the book 'Undistracted Widow ~ Living for God After Losing Your Husband' by Carol Cornish, online when I was searching for bits and pieces to help me as a new widow. This book is wonderful and just what I needed. It is full of encouragement and scripture.
I highly recommend it for anyone who is a widow, and for those who would like to know how to help widows as they go and grow in this next part of their journey.
It would also be a great help to any woman who is single, as it is all about trusting in Jesus for all things.
Sincerely ~ FlowerLady Lorraine
TERRY HERSHEY is an inspirational speaker, humorist, author, and designer of sanctuary gardens who has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, CNN, PBS, and NPR. Terry holds a mirror up to our fast-forward, disconnected lives, and offers us the “power of pause”—the wisdom of slowing down and the permission to take an intentional Sabbath moment to regain emotional and spiritual balance… to find the sacred in every single day.
One cannot but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. Never lose a holy curiosity.