March 4, 2017 Saturday Night 8 pm. Portland, Oregon
It has been almost a month since Joe left us to go and celebrate His walk with the Lord and be with Him!
I’m becoming a little more accustomed to him not being here, but it is still strange. I miss him holding my hand, even as I am aware that it is now God holding me. I know from experience that there is still more “letting go’ for me to do. But I’m not going to dwell on it. I will do it as it comes, day by day.
Right now, this 84 year old faces decisions I must make about where I am going to live, and what are my future goals. These questions I am constantly bringing before the Lord. Some of the answers are slowly filtering into my mind. I have six adult children, four married: so I have a council of 10 adults where I can bring my thoughts and ideas; my children can be encouraging and/or bluntly honest. I also will use a few of my trusted friends.
I will be sharing pieces of this thought process with you: some of you may remember when you’ve had the same questions and, for others, I hope this process may help you in your own future.
This journey is going to be challenging, sometimes exhausting, full of laughter and of tears. For that is life. But I do not think I will soon get to sit in that rocking chair I’ve dreamed of… but I MAY get to use my hammock in Brazil where I can stretch out and study, write and pray. It makes a fantastic temporary office!
Tomorrow I will share some quotes of Oswald Chambers from “My Utmost for His Highest” which show one of the basic foundations for my decisions.
Walk with me? This could get interesting.