Archive | November, 2017

Six months without Sylvia…

4 Nov

Last April I read that you’re in shock for six months. That’s about right because the shock is wearing off about now and I’m getting the message that Sylvia won’t be back from one of her trips. So, I’m trying to accept this reality, but it’s very difficult. When you’ve lived with someone for your whole adult life and then overnight she’s gone forever — then what… I guess I’ll have to come up with a new lifestyle. But, I can’t imagine a lifestyle without Sylvia. So, I’m between a rock and another rock.

Then I have this nerve in my foot that woke me up at 4:00 AM — it’s now 6:00 and I’m waiting for the nerve pills to work so I can get another couple hours. I really can’t make it on three or four hours of sleep. So, if you combine lack of sleep with the emptiness of a life without Sylvia you’ll get a very poor situation. But, all is not lost.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  So, my comfort comes from Jesus speaking to me through His Word. Another of my favorites: “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11).

God’s plan for me is to “give you hope and a future”… so, I’m hoping I’ll have a good future and, in spite of great loss, I will see gain once again. How about this one? “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow” — What we think about will come to pass. What’s happening today is the end result of what you’ve been thinking about. If you think tomorrow will be better, then it will be. Thoughts are things — they are real. So, choose your thoughts carefully. They will form your future.

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