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Monday Morning Motivation..."I will never leave you or forsake you"

I have found many things to be difficult during this new phase of my life.  One of the most difficult is getting up in the morning.  No, its not that I want to sleep, I just have to push myself to get up and face the day.  Today is one of those days.  I try to remember that God said...
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you" Deuteronomy 31:6 Remember... In our joy and in our pain God said "I will never leave you or forsake you" In our laughter and in our tears God said "I will never leave you or forsake you" In betrayal or in trust God said "I will never leave you or forsake you" In sickness or in health God said "I will never leave you or forsake you" In weakness or in strength God said "I will never leave you or forsake you" In confusion or in clarity God said "I will never leave you or forsake you" For me …

Thankful for Friends:-)

My friends have been vital in my attempt to recover.  I can never say thank you enough for all you mean to me.  The facebook posts, the texts, the phone calls, the blog comments, the cards, a smile, a hug, a cup of coffee, glass of wine, a hike, and the list goes on and on.  Well last weekend was wonderful.  Caleb spent the night Friday. Breakfast with Joanie on Saturday, dinner and a movie with Mary Jane and Sally Saturday night, church and baptism on Sunday.  Great weekend.  How did I end my weekend....
Lobster dinner with Melissa and Nicole:-)

Thanks Melissa and Nicole for a wonderful time together. You both are great friends. Thank you too Daisy for all the kisses. If you are going through a stressful time please reach out to your friends.  I think you will find, as I have, that they are there with open arms! Enjoy Your World:-)

Monday Morning Motivation....Baptism

I remember being baptized when I was 18.  There was a large group of us in a field by a local pond.  We all lined up and we were immersed into the cool pond water.  I remember it being an amazing experience.  I was giving myself over to God.
Here we are many years later.  Over those years there has been great joy, lots of mistakes and hopefully learning from each of them, the pain of illness and death, the birth of two beautiful girls, the gift of Caleb my grand baby. And now the pain of an unwanted separation and pending divorce, which is like death but with intent.  But, now also, the gift of friends and the increasing knowledge of Gods love for all of us.
Yesterday I went to Cross Pointe Church.  I went by myself but was greeted by many folks around me that were very friendly and welcoming.  I enjoyed the music and the sermon.  I had noticed a large, what I would call, water trough on stage.  I assumed it was some type of sermon prop.  As I listened to Steve preach I forgot about t…

Monday Morning Motivation....Enjoying the beauty that surrounds us....

I have learned during my nightmare that my feelings are typical of those that feel abandoned. All your hopes dreams and joy are just swept away as though you are nothing.  It still amazes me the reaction of those that have been through this when they learn of my situation.  It is as though my pain reminds them of the pain they had felt in their nightmare even if it has been decades since it happened to them.  I have seen people gasp and put their hands to their heart.  I have seen people break down and cry for me, people I really don't know very well, but they remember the intense pain.  I have been hugged tightly and for long periods of time by folks that seemed to want to take away this pain.
I continue to look to God and to search for joy in my pain as I did when my family died.  I do see it.  I see it in nature.  I see it in the support of so many friends.  I see it in Caleb, who makes me smile:-)
I got out this weekend.  I had lunch with an old friend on Friday. Great time. T…