Monday, May 18, 2009

life continues

I cheated---Karen challenged us in her blog that I visited to pick the 4th folder and the 4th picture---and I picked the 5th photo....the 4th only had Harry in it alone laying on the floor and the 5th had Sarah too---she was running in with school work to have a snack on the way to school. Only stayed long enough to say---"Mom, you only have condiments in your frig!!!" She was a hoot at times...would run by just to hug and eat. miss those times...

ah, living in today. i have had a few hard weeks. Today I am purposefully going to be in today---not in the sore past, nor in the fearful future of losing another. both of those places rob me of today.

i have been working overtime on my sorrow and i am tired. changes nothing...and hurts. so, just for today---i will....embrace the fresh wind and glorious blue sky, the brilliant sun shining on my face. i will enjoy the sound of Harry---my dear chocolate lab...snoring at my feet. i will savor the sound of Rick's quiet laugh as he reads his email on our WE day together. I will sip the mocha coffee next to me and enjoy the strong flavor of the good mix of beans.

i will look forward to visiting cameroon Africa next month...just 30 days from now---God willing to go...after wanting to go for the last 40 years of my life...and embrace this new journey I am on.

i will lift my hands to heaven and rejoice with the Father....for the wonderful life i have had...and the sweetness of memories...and leave my heart open to new ones to come.

grateful to all who have been praying and walking alongside of my sore mother's heart....thankyou... sometimes it is too much to bear...and today, i will leave it resting in my Father's strong hands...and keep the hope of heaven in mine.


karengberger said...

I'm so glad that you took the meme as your own. It's a lovely picture of Sarah & you dog. She is sooooo beautiful.
Thank you for your comment on my blog. I hope to be able to see Sarah's plaque this summer. I did visit her site, and saw the video clip of her at Lake Como. She was radiant.
I hope you have a good trip to Cameroon, and that you feel God's love holding you and comforting you all the way.

Marty said...

Ha... love this picture. So her... always moving, always doing more than any other human I know. Wonder so often what she is doing in Heaven... can't wait to enjoy her again in her fullness on His new Heaven/Earth!! Thank you God for this not being it... and yes my dear sister... lets us EMBRACE the days we have- just as Sarah did.