Joy, Sadness, And What’s Between

No Wordless Wednesday today. There’s too much to be said. My, what a week this has been. Like all things in life, it’s mixed with joy, sadness and the little things that happen betwixt and between.

The joy: Steve took off for the far off land of Florida to visit with his sister, Cindy Gaye, and her family. By all accounts he had a nice visit. He’s not quite returned yet but I’m sure he will have loads of photos from the visit. The other inmates are Amberlee (niece) who will be 18 (what happened?! lol) next year, Bobby (nephew) who is almost 30 and still living at home. Yeah, there’s a story there. He is a bit of a disappointment but it is what it is. We all have to chose our way through life. Guess he’s chosen his. Oh, and also her husband Don.

The sadness: God called a very dear soul Home on Saturday. Liam is the son of one of my best friends, Simply Linda and her husband. Such wonderful, kindly, Christian folks. Liam had a dodgy heart, and when the State of New York locked their home down with no medical treatments because of their demonic religion Covid, the stress took his life. I keep feeling a mixture of anger (at how it lead to this event), sadness (that he’s not here anymore) and joy (at his being with Jesus forever). I still keep bursting out in tears. It’ll pass. Probably sooner than it should but I will continue on and remember this dear boy always. It’s what God wants for us. We have work to do!

The between: Sunday, we exchanged gifts with one another and sang happy Christmas songs. The photo on the left is a gift from our Pastor’s wife, Jackie. She makes the loveliest things. Jackie is the one that has encouraged me to make those nice felt blankets for the dogs. 🐕 We are also doubly blessed to have Pastor Bob & Jackie as neighbors. Anyway, the gifts are quilted place mats. And the mugs are from them both. Starting Monday, while Steve was in Florida, I’ve stayed as busy as I could without reinjuring my neck and shoulder. I moved Longleaf Pine straw to another part of the yard for decoration. Then I cleaned the outhouse after all the summer use and tidied the house, did extra laundry, like what the dogs lay on and such. And so forth and so on. 😁

Guess I’d better hit “send” or I’ll never get this posted. 😉 Thank you for stopping by. I pray your day, and the rest of your week, are full of joy, happy moments and nothing but good news.

💖 Ride Safe Folks ✨

9 thoughts on “Joy, Sadness, And What’s Between

  1. Thank you sweet friend. Liam loved you and Steve…and like I was telling you, he still has Steve’s books. We want to thank you for all the love and support, it truly means so much to us.

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    1. Even though I don’t say it often, I do love y’all. I’m glad you’re looking forward and not back. That’s very healthy.
      Y’all are in my daily prayers.
      Love ya. ❤

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  2. I love this post, and see how you’ve been taking care of yourself (and the doggies) while your sweetie is away. Praying he has a safe and pleasant journey home. Yes, we are all reeling from the sudden passing of Liam. Just can’t quite wrap my head around it and how Linda and David will be able to cope without him. but already God is moving in their lives and directing them to make a big move south to near us…and much closer to you too. My prayer is that we will ALL get together when they get here and have a big celebration of LIFE together…God is very kind and loving and He does move in mysterious ways that we do not always understand now…but someday we will. Until then we encourage one another and pray for each other and go on living the best we can. God bless you dear friend. I do hope we will get to meet one day soon!

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    1. I hope we can meet too but I fear you’ll be disappointed in me. I’m not special.
      Anyway, I try to encourage all of us, at least, I hope I do. There’s enough heartache in the world without me adding to it.
      Well said, my friend. Have a beautiful day! ❤

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  3. Life is so full of joy and sorrow and we believers are blessed to have our faith to lift us up through the hard times. I am praying for Linda and Dave daily. I trust your sweetheart got home safely from Florida! Take care!! xo

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    1. Well said. I pray for them, and all y’all, daily. We all have our sack of rocks to carry. Amen?!
      Steve got back home yesterday about 4:15 or so. That ride back through Florida was tough. So much traffic. Lakeland is a nightmare on wheels. I miss how laid-back Florida used to be. Aw, well, we can’t go back but we can go forward. ❤

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  4. It has been a week. Bob had a friend pass of covid, 46 years old. Right after the funeral, I heard about Liam. I had to go to the store later, and while driving home, the Halleluiah chorus came on. King of Kings – and He shall reign forever and ever!!! I was driving with tears running down my face. It was exactly what I needed to hear at that time.
    I’m sad and angry about Liam too. I can’t believe they won’t allow the antibodies there. We gave them to our residents here and it really made a difference. Praying for Dave and Linda all the time.
    You were very productive while Steve was gone. I hope he’s back home now!

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    1. So sorry about y’alls friend.
      The Hallelujah Chorus always make me want to jump up and rejoice! Praise God for what He has done.
      Steve got back home yesterday about 4:15 or so. That ride back through Florida was tough. So much traffic. It reinforces how blessed we are to live way out in the booney’s in the peace and quiet. I thank the Lord daily for this. ❤

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