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Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving. Is it???
This marks the 11th month celebrating my sweeties going home.
It’s rough. I feel the pain today, more than I can remember. I miss her, I wish I could hold her, kiss her tender lips, and see that smile one more time.
Its a hard lesson, but this pain is here, and I am learning that this pain is the path that must be traveled to move forward. Terry and I were married for 45 years. That means that we were just 20 years old when we got together. We were together more than we were apart in our lives. To have that much love for each other creates a bond that is immeasurable. When that bond is broken, the same path is the path that is a source of so much pain.
Yet, in spite of the pain, there are many, many moments of joy, happiness, and the LOVE still surrounds me. She hasn’t left me, she is with me. I celebrate our times together. When I experience the pain, I also experience the love that we shared.
So, even though it hurts, I give thanks.
Today, I give thanks for the time and memories we still share together.
I give thanks for the wonderful children we have.
I give thanks for my beautiful grands.
I give thanks for my brother and sister, my mom and dad, and the rest of my family (Evans, Flues, Hunters and all).
I give thanks for some very special friends of ours that (to this day) stand in the gap when I feel week; my exercise group, my Thursday and Saturday breakfast and lunch groups, Our small group(s) and the friends that are always there for me, for the special pastors of our church, for the great group of people in our Quail Run Community.
Most of all, I give thanks for my Lord and Savior. If it weren’t for our faith, I don’t know what it would be like.
Not too long ago, I wrote a blog that spoke of the many thanks that I have during this trial. I have made this piece into a downloadable document. Won’t you download this and use it to pray. Pray for thanksgiving, pray for your friends, pray for your loved ones. Thank God for today, yesterday, and tomorrow.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 2 Corinthians 1:35