Today is a very significant day in my life;
One year ago today we moved into our teeny tiny townhouse. It has been a year of great change, loss, pain, and sadness, and yet, there has been so much JoY in the marriage of Bad Alice, and The Soldier returning home with his family.
I never even wrote the date down that we moved from our Beloved Home of almost 24 years. Those who know me well, understand what that house was to me … I think I loved that little patch of earth much too much. We lived our life as a Family there. We moved into brand new house with two little babies. The yards were bare dirt, waiting for us to breathe life into them. I planted every living thing growing in the yard and gardens and cared for them as one cares for a child. So much L I F E went on in that house. So many memories within the walls. Every childhood milestone, happy times, crying times,
living through things we never thought we would have to live through.
It was getting late into the night when the last piece of furniture was moved out. I was cleaning floors as the rooms were emptied, and suddenly it was just me standing there with a mop,
And then my Brawny Man’s arms were around me with whispers of sorrow and comfort, and we locked the door for the very last time
and began a new stage in life;
We had no choice.
For many, many months my Brawny Man has been in unbearable pain, unable to even move, and life became so hard. I even felt for a time that life for me as I knew it was over and that I would never have joy again. When The Darkness comes, I go to my corner, lick my wounds, sit with my sorrow. But even in the darkest of nights, The Light calls to me to remind me that
This is not our Perfect Life.
This is our Human Experience.
It is my privilege to experience even the pain.
But I can only sit with the pain for just so long, and then I must
Choose Life. Chose JoY.
Because I have been given the gift of Faith.
Yesterday was a very important day in
The History of the Kingdom of God.
I believe in The Resurrection and Life Everlasting.
Every time I look into these eyes and see this smile,
I know that life is worth living, even in the painful times,
the times I cannot breathe from fear, I must choose to look for the
and I am ever thankful for this Human Experience.
Alleluia Alleluia. He is risen Indeed!