Wednesday, July 23, 2008
It’s been a difficult two days for me in more ways than one. First and partly self afflicted, I am in a great deal of pain along with a flare up of inflammation and infections. Part of which is caused by spending all day Monday setting up my blog layout. I am not to work for more than an hour at a time and I wanted so much to get it done that I did not heed the warnings that my body was giving me. Isn’t that like so many of us with the Lord? His Word is a love letter and road map for life and yet we will ignore his teachings – his warnings – and we later pay the price for our act of disobedience. So part of my affliction the past couple of days (and for days to come) is due to my disobedience to my body’s warnings. Another part is just simply caused by my chronic illnesses. Okay, it didn't help any that I went shopping with Heather today. We have not gone out together in weeks. Now we are both paying for it, but maybe not as much as hubby will be paying for my shopping! HA HA!
The other difficulty has been being without my hubby for two days. For the first time in ten years I have been left home alone. Yes, you read me correctly. I have had someone with me every day or night for ten years. I either traveled with family, or stayed with family when I was well enough to travel and for the past six years since I have been so ill I have had someone stay or living with me while hubby would be gone for a few days. Jim and our grandson Travis went camping for a couple of days. They had wanted to do this for months but Heather had been too ill to care for me that they had to delay their little trip. Now before anyone gets too alarmed about me being home alone, Heather and family live about fifty yards from us. So she was just a phone call away and she came over often to take care of the animals, house, and me (isn’t she a blessing!). It was the nights though that was difficult for me. I hate being left alone at night. Since the end of May when schools in Phoenix, AZ have been out, my hubby (who is a Pastor of a church and a high school history teacher) has been home with me every day and night. Now for most it might drive them crazy…and there were times…well, another time for that story…but for us it has been a time of renewal and rekindling our hearts and marriage. Too short lived too since he goes back to school next week and classes begins the second week of August. The past couple of months have been so wonderful that neither one of us desires this time to end, but necessities of life do not wait for any man (or woman). In the mean time I can barely contain myself. When I see Jim (Travis too) I will give them a great big hug and kiss! Tomorrow seems like it will never come!
In August we will celebrate 35years of knowing one another (34 years of marriage). At times it seems like forever…and other times like yesterday. We have been through so many trials, tribulations, joys, laughter… Through it all I would not change too many things - for all those things together have made our lives and marriage what it is today – stronger than ever! We are truly one heart. I am truly blessed!