Where does the time go? It has been a while since I’ve posted and let me apologize for that. Life is just so dang busy! And unfortunately, it is really easier to post when things are tough in my life. It has been in pain and suffering that the words have most easily flowed. Things are really good right now so I’m not full of all those tidbits of wisdom that seem to come in the rough patches.
My new home is working out well. It has been the easiest of adjustments. For that, I praise God. I know without a doubt that selling my home and moving here was His will for my life. There simply is no other explanation for the way things have come together!!
For this country girl, it is quite different living in such close quarters with neighbors, but I must say I love it here. I have been treated so special that there’s no way I couldn’t like it. I’ve probably gained 10 pounds from all the desserts that have come my way.
My little back yard is my new haven of safety and rest. My old house had a back porch that was my favorite place to be and my new porch has easily replaced it. It is so quiet here which surprises me since I am smack dab in the middle of town. I truly believe I live in this town’s best kept secret!
One of my favorite views at night is of the steeple on the church across the street. Of course, now that the trees are filling out with leaves, the view is obscured, but there is just something so calming about a steeple with the cross on the tip top. It reminds me of my Savior’s sweet love and my heart is overjoyed.
As I get older, I see more and more of my acquaintances have to leave their homes for some type of assisted living. My place is not anything like that, but it is a place that will see me through for a lot longer than my old home. I am so thankful that God spoke into my spirit and assured me it was time to make some changes. Let’s face it, the older we get the harder it is to leave our homes. It has always been important to me to try to make wise decisions so my family wouldn’t be forced to make them for me. I think this was a great start!
None of us know what the future will bring, but we can prepare as best we know how and then put our trust in the Lord as we enter those older years. I am far from old, but as I said at the start of this post, time flies. The hair would be gray if not for my sweet hairdresser, the joints ache more and more everyday, and the middle continues to widen. Those things tell me I’m definitely getting close!!!!
Are you thinking about the future? I highly recommend that you begin to do so. Yes, it is easier to just go along as you’ve been doing, but life is good at throwing curve balls. Will you be even a little bit prepared? Prayerfully consider what you would do if you found yourself widowed or in some other situation that leaves you without the support you are used to. By no means, don’t fret about these things. Just begin to put together in your head or maybe even on paper some ideas. Discuss it with your spouse and/or your family. I believe it will be worthwhile at some point in your life.
Lots of love, Sharon